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My Rose (poem) H. S. Leary 

The Women of the Slavic Race (essay) Mary Belle Smith 

The Women of England (essay) Bessie Hodges 

German Women (essay) Fannie Moye 

The Women of France (essay) Henrietta Moye 

Class Prophecy Lill Chapman 

Class Poem Hattie Hodges 

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Vol. VII. JUSTE, 1915. No. 4. 

H. S. Leaby. 

O little rose with blushing cheeks, 
Miser of words, who never speaks ; 
If thou dost know the lover's thought 
Cannot thy mind be coaxed or bought \ 

O bud of fragrance uncompared 
Cannot thy knowledge e'er be shared? 
Thou see'st where but two have been 
'Cept Cupid who did hide within. 

A messenger of mourner's grie,f, 
Thy very stem and every leaf 
Are looks of unimagined love 
Passed to thvself above. 

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Mary Belle Smith. 

Of all the races of Europe the Slavs have received the 
fewest favors from the fates. It has been said that "Provi- 
dence has been to them a cruel step-mother." This great 
race of people was cradled in adversity and reared in the 
midst q£ such misfortunes that might well have broken its 
spirit. "For this Cinderilla of Europe the light is rising 
in the darkness." 

There are several divisions of the Slavic race and each 
division is becoming an important working factor in the 
affairs of Europe. In point of numbers the Slavic race is 
hardly inferior to the Teutonic. Its several families — the 
Russians, Bulgarians, Bohemians, Roumanians, Moravians, 
Sloraks of Hungary, Croats, and Servians — have occupied 
the eastern half of Europe for a thousand years. As to the 
original home o,f the Slavs there are different opinions, the 
acceptel opinion is that this race settled in Europe at a 
period contemporaneous with or soon after the arrival of 
the Teutons. Among no other nation in Europe does 
natural poetry exist to such an extent and in such hearti- 
ness, purity and warmth of feeling as among the Slavs. 

No other race of people has been more influenced by her 
women than has the Slavonic race, and no other race has 
witnessed such a wonderful change in the condition of her 
women, who have been completely revolutionized, and by 
their own hands, at the expense of the lives of thousands of 

Before the present troubles in Europe our attention has 
not been called to our Slavonic sisters, consequently, they 
have not been noticed. They are in many respects the most 
interesting and the noblest o.f all the Japhetic women. The 
Slavonic women in general are patient, sincere, intelligent, 

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serious, loyal, industrious, devout, and of striking person- 
alities. Schafarik says : 

"Where a Slavonic woman is, there also song. House 
and yard, mountain and valley, meadow and forest, garden 
and vineyard, she fills them all with the sound of her voice. 
Often after a wearisome day she animates the silence of 
the evening twilight with her melodious songs." 

The Russian women are perhaps to us the most familiar. 
When in the happier future the history of Russian Revolu- 
tion is written one feature ojf the great struggle which will 
distinguish it from all of its kind will be the part played 
by her women. Only in the last four or five centuries have 
the Russia women been allowed the freedom and the po- 
sition which should have been hers. In the tenth century 
we find that the first apostle of Christianity in Russia was 
Olga. She was canonized by the church "the first Russian 
who mounted to the heavenly kingdom." In the sixteenth 
and seventeenth centuries a woman of Russia was kept in 
the gymnaeceum. She was always the inferior, uneducated, 
subjected to chastisement, and never allowed to attend 
church. At home she was hidden behind the curtains of the 
terem ; in the street by curtains of her litter, while over her 
face fell a sort of nun's veil. Sophia in the latter part of 
the seventeenth century was the first woman to free herself 
and dared to free other women from the seclusions of the 
terem. She lighted the torch which others of like spirit 
have been making brighter ever since. 

Catherine II is typical of the women of her day, of the 
eighteenth century. She had a splendid physique, was keen, 
brilliantly intellectual, firm of purpose, interested in and 
worked for the welfare of her people. 

Notice the condition of the peasant women of Russia. 
We Americans can hardly conceive of such degradation. 
They were merely tools in their husband's hands and re- 
garded as so many domestic animals. Men had unlimited 

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power of punishing their wives and of making them do the 
lowest menial work. 

A young revolutionist now in this country wrote, "I wish 
that American women who have so much opportunity and 
freedom could let their sympathy be known to their Russian 
sisters who have nothing." 

Today the condition of the peasant women has changed. 
They are now respected by men and are counted as their 
equal in all labor. The present war has largely effected this 
change. The villages are now emptied of men and all kinds 
of labor the women have to endure. All winter they spin 
and weave waiting for the men to come back, hoping always 
and teaching children to love their country and their fathers 
who have gone to defend them against a strange foe. 

Women of the upper classes of society have every oppor- 
tunity of exhibiting all the fine qualities of their nature. 
They are conspicuous for the political and social future of 
their country. Fidelity, valor and self-sacrifice are all mani- 
fested by them in seconding the efforts of the men they 
love even in severest hardships- They are intellectualists, 
practical scientists and pacificators. 

The most striking characteristic of the Russian women 
today is their desire to rival man in all fields of social 
activity and to secure their independence from his author- 
ity. Their activity also expands itself in the promotion of 
progress and peace. Their banner is "Science and Liberty." 
Their aim is to elevate the character of women in Russia, 
to destroy the old system of feminine slavery and submis- 
sion to masculine authority and on its ruins to erect a new 
social structure radiant with the light of intellectual civili- 

For many years a revolutionary spirit has characterized 
Russian women. So willing have they been to die for the 
sake of progress that with many death has become an am- 
bition. They began a movement that has been the most 
striking of Russia's long struggle — woman's break for in- 

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tellectual liberty followed by her attempt to awaken the 
masses. Sophia Pervoskay was the first of the long line of 
women prisoners to die by the hangman. Her death is the 
inspiration of her sister revolutionists. Scaffold, exile to 
Siberia and prison has not eradicated this revolutionary 
spirit. Today it animates scores of women while then it 
animated one. Today they are implanting in the Russian 
people a knowledge of better conditions elsewhere and arous- 
ing them to a determination to secure better conditions for 
themselves. Weightier things than dress claim their atten- 
tion "while their beauty is the beauty of intelligence, of 
quick, intense, sympathetic mind illuminating the face of 
an exalted martyrlike spirit unmatched in the world." 

The heroic act of the Belgian women who defended their 
homes against German invaders in resorting to boiling water 
when their ammunition gave out has a historical parallel — 
namely, the first experience the Cossack women had in active 
service. During the first Turkish war the town of Naaur 
was being beseiged by nine thousand Tartars. All the 
men had gone to war. The enemy was amazed when they 
met an army of women, old and young, in their best sarafans 
and eager to fight. Heated pitch and boiling water were 
poured on the heads of the enemy when they approached the 
walls of the town. The story goes that not only hot water 
and pitch were poured on the foe but that broth cooking for 
dinner went the same way. The Cossack women of today 
has retained her traditions, she is an excellent shot and is 
quite capable of defending her village as fiercely as her an- 

The Circassian women are interesting because of their 
unsurpassing loveliness. They live in the Caucas which 
is called the Country of Fair Women and the cradle of 
our race. The people of Caucas have a romantic history, 
above all women the names of their women have been the 
synonym for feminine beauty almost since the world began ; 
the lovliness o,f perfectly chiseled features, of great lustrous, 

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liquid eyes with ever a tinge of melancholy in them, ala- 
baster skin and black hair. It is said their beauty is so 
common that plainness rests the eye. These are women 
"you feel, whose lips would whisper passionate love or if 
occasion called, sing high the song which sends their men 
to battle; whose fingers would grasp the dagger or sweep 
across the lute strings with equal aptness." The most in- 
teresting of all is the fact that in these fair women we see 
what manner of folk our foremothers were in those days 
when Caucas was the cradle of the world and the world was 
very very young. From the time Oiroassia was first known 
to Europe it has been the regular custom for fathers to sell 
their daughters as slaves. "Ask a higher price for me, oh 
father," is: the frequent admonition to the parent who is 
conducting the sale. A young mountaineer having fixed 
his eye upon a beauty in some neighboring tribe, one fine 
morning swoops down from his home in the hills kidnaps 
her, lifts her to his saddle and gallops away, a la Lochinvar. 
This wife-stealing is a rule, not an exception. 

Different in some respects are the Bulgarian women 
whose position is one of respect and equality. They are 
brave and fearless, bright, keen, clever, interested in every- 
thing that concerns their family and country. This interest 
was manifested in the World Peace Conference held at the 
Hague this past April when the effort was made by repre- 
sentative women from all over the world to bring the great 
war to an end. Vilma Gluecklick, a Hungarian delegate, 
argued that women would not be worthy of "their coming 
franchise" unless they proved that they were doing some- 
thing to abolish war. 

In Servia according to ancient traditions women still 
hold, in theory, an inferior and somewhat servile position, 
and are required to display humility and reverence. A 
traveler from the West is surprised and delighted to find 
such scrupulous cleanliness about the home. The Servian 
women are witty, sympathetic and by nature are full of 

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merriment, song and dancing. They will not take service 
in a strange home ; neither are they to be found as shop 
assistants or in any commercial position. 

The women of Bulgaria are gentle, industrious, hospitable 
to strangers and acquire culture with the ease of the tradi- 
tional American woman. Those who have had college train- 
ing are helpmates to their husbands in the work of bringing 
Bulgaria into modern civilization. They are said to be the 
most handsome women in European Turkey, next to the 

In this very brief, most incomplete study of the women 
of the Slavic race, we find that they possess the cardinal 
virtues of true womanhood ; that they have an inherent in- 
tellectual ability which when given an opportunity will pro- 
duce results that will astonish the nations- Already have 
they awakened to the insistent need of adequate education ; 
to the imperative demand to shake off the shackles which 
have so long held them in bondage and to step forth into that 
perfect freedom which is the glory of all women, and thereby 
become co-workers with their sisters o.f all nations in the 
civilization of the world, the uplift of humanity. 


Bessie Hodges. 

In order to understand thoroughly the women of England 
today it will be necessary to trace the effects of their Anglo- 
Saxon progenitors upon their lives and history. It is a 
well established fact that the very life fibres of the Anglo- 
Saxons were the ideals of love, home, faith, heroism, lib- 
erty, reverence for womanhood, love of honor as the result 
of fighting valiantly, and an intense desire to be worthy to 
be remembered. Do we not find all these characteristics 
stamped so indelibly upon the English race that Time him- 
self will never be able to efface them % Ano-lo-Saxon wo- 

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men endured all the hardships and trials of a life spent in 
a wild, savage country, but they led this life courageously 
and happily because they possessed the love and reverence 
of their men. Their hospitality extended far beyond their 
homes and the stranger ever received from them a cordial 
welcome. Anglo-Saxon women as well as men inherited 
virtues of endurance, patience, courage, loyalty and hero- 
ism, and gave them to their posterity. 

The coming of the Norman-French, bringing culture, 
practical ideals of civilized homes, centralized governments, 
vivacity and flexibility of language, wrought a radical 
change in Anglo-Saxon life and supplied lacking qualities 
that perfected Anglo-Saxon women into the English women 
of today. French influence was greatly felt among, not 
only the cultured class of women, but among the middle and 
lower class. The gay and jolly life of the Normans com- 
bined with wit and tact, did much to counteract the somber 
and morose life of the people of England. English women 
saw that the influence France had upon Europe was excited 
through affinity and talent while their influence was by 
brute force of wealth and power, and they strove to de- 
velop their talent and ability in order that their influence 
might reach a higher plane. 

When we think what the great English authors owe to 
their mothers for inspiring their lives, then we cannot but 
see the marvelous work that women have accomplished. 
Take Tennyson for instance, his mother, Elizabeth Fylch, 
was a lovable and gentle woman, "Not learned, save in 
gracious household ways." Tennyson's life exhibits the 
lovable qualities of his mother, and the poet pays a son's 
beautiful and loyal tribute near the close of the "Princess," 
showing his appreciation for the careful training and care 
he received from his mother. 

Carlyle owed to his mother the spirituality of his nature- 
She was one of the great inspirations of his life, and this 
one sentence, "she was too mild and peaceful for. the planet 

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she lived on," shows the son's admiration and reverence for 
her noble qualities. Browning's mother as well as Buskin's 
were devout and refined women. Both women reared their 
sons in a spiritual atmosphere and paved the way for the 
development of the great gifts which made famous their 

Two of England's greatest sovereigns were women and 
we cannot overestimate the glory and importance of their 
reigns. The Elizabethan Age is known the world over for 
its brilliant literary achievements, producing the most noted 
writer of all time, the immortal bard of Stratford. This 
age was one of great political revolution when England 
gained her supremacy and in Milton's words became a A 
noble puissant nation, rousing herself like a strong man 
after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks." Religious 
tolerance and freedom of thought were encouraged by the 
Virgin Queen and England reaped a wonderful harvest. 
"Would it be best for the advancement of England?" was 
ever the standard by which she measured all projects and 
proposed plans, and England developed so rapidly all its 
resources that it is not surprising that the people called her, 
"Good Queen Bess." 

The Age of Victoria has also a world fame but for far 
different reasons. "It is an age of democracy, of popular 
education, of religious toleration, of growing brotherhood, 
of profound social unrest and an age of comparative peace; 
especially is it an age of rapid progress in all the arts, 
sciences and mechanical inventions." It was an age of great 
ethical teachers who rounded a clarion blast against the ma- 
terialistic tendencies of the day. But more especially is 
this reign famous for the beautiful, exemplary Christian 
life of Victoria herself, the Crown Jewel of her age. 

The educational interests of England were advanced very 
much by her women, and when we glance at reform move- 
ments we are attracted first by Hannah More and Florence 
Nightingale. When Hannah More began her struggle for 

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educational reforms in England the conditions of the coun- 
try were very unfavorable, and at first it seemed that the 
fruits of her labor were lost in unproductive ground. There 
were practically no schools and very few churches, and the 
rural peasantry part being reduced to pauperism by the 
abuses of poor laws, were left without any moral or reli- 
gious training. The influence o,f her work can readily be 
traced to the mothers and daughters of England, and her 
untiring efforts greatly helped to raise the educational stand- 
ard of England. Florence Nightingale, another one of 
England's great reform workers, is noted for the marked 
improvements of England's hospitals and nursery depart- 
ments. Florence Nightingale was the chief incentive in 
the rqform work, for she early diverted her mind to the con- 
ditions of hospitals. When the Crimean War broke out in 
1854, she organized nursery departments and by her extra- 
ordinary ability in releaving the suffering, and by her un- 
tiring energy she acquired a world-wide reputation and for 
all time she will remain, "The lady with the lamp," held 
high to light the way of those who follow in her path. 

In her literary women England is not behind other na- 
tions, but has held the foremost place, and the ability and 
intelligence so gracefully displayed by her daughters has 
made England the object of many envious eyes. Mary 
Lamb and Dorothy Wordsworth will always be remembered 
for their beautiful influence in the lives oyf their brothers, 
who have gratefully rewarded them by immortalizing them 
in their works. 

Mrs. Browning was the chief woman singer of the Vic- 
torian Age and showed marked interest in the soul problems 
of the day, and by the beauty and purity of her spirit did 
much to acid prestige to English poetry. George Eliot so 
aptly called, "Shakespeare's literary daughter," the strong- 
est preacher among her contemporaries, has placed the Eng- 
lish novel at the head of the world's fiction, and today holds 
unquestionably the highest rank among women authors. 

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Having seen the significance of England's women of 
earlier days we turn to see what they are doing at the pres- 
ent hour. In this, the greatest crisis of England's history, 
bringing severest trials to English people, how are English 
women meeting them % Are they shrinking from the horrors 
and distresses of war ? Are they waiting, hoping, fearing 
for the end ? ]STo ; they are at the front and with every 
weapon ready are making the bravest fight of the war. They 
are giving their lives for the honor and glory of the nation, 
just as they gave generations ago. They are sacrificing 
home, loved ones, and even life in order to enlist as Red 
Cross nurses, and have performed without flinching their 
share of service to the nation. Cannot we see the great 
prospects for England's future whose women so perfectly 
performed every duty and obligation, who have not mur- 
mured because they were not superior in everything, when 
it is conceded that they were superior in the best things ? 
"In the primeval garden there was one tree the fruit of 
which our Mother Eve was forbidden to touch. There is a 
tree which grows in our time whose fruit when eaten by 
some produces unrest, discontent and a revelation of unreal- 
ized mysteries. Yet of all other trees of life's garden wo- 
men may eat, and England's women have confined them- 
selves thereto and have made themselves a blessing and a 
glory forever to fallen and afflicted humanity." 

Eannte Moye. 

Menzel has well said : "In pagan times women were gen- 
erally despised, and regarded as being of an inefrior order, 
but among Germans, even in earliest ages, they were con- 
sidered as equal in point of honor to< men, and in many re- 
respects were acknowledged to be superior." Schiller's pre- 
cept was "Honor Women." 

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The honor and high respect in which women were held 
exercised a great influence over the customs and character 
of the entire German race. The reverence paid women 
during pagan times formed an essential part of courtly and 
knightly customs in middle ages, and the desire in knightly 
bosoms to serve woman and perform great deeds at her bid- 
ding, made them willing slaves to her gentle yoke, and this 
submission chiefly contributed to civilize and humanize the 
manners of the age. 

The reverence in which women were held depended on 
the "purity of their lives;" and through custom they were 
judged by their inward innocence as much as by outward 

Tacitus once said, "That much as the German merits 
praise, his morality being the foundation of all his other 
virtues deserves the highest commendation." 

The manner in which our twentieth century American 
girls are reared is in marked contrast to the way in which 
'German girls are reared. In Germany girls are brought up 
in the home, where they are instructed in domestic employ- 
ments. They associate with men very little, only when a 
guest comes to the "paternal abode." German girls seldom 
ever marry before their twentieth year ; until they are en- 
gaged to be married they are kept under strict supervision 
of their parents. The choice of a husband is invariably 
left to the parents, who take great interest in the young 
man's fortune and prospects. There is usually very little 
sentiment connected with the engagement; but after it has 
been fully arranged the young couple are left to become bet- 
tr acquainted before the wedding ceremony, which is a civil 
contract, usually followed by a church ceremony. 

One of the best and wisest customs is that of "daughters 
being portionless," and a woman's attraction is her virtue 
and beauty, and not her wealth. Tacitus tells us "that the 
bride only brought some weapons, as a sign to the bride- 
groom that he must in the future protect her ; and that he, 

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on his part paid her father or guardian, a sum fixed by 
law, upon which the right of guardianship was handed over 
to him." The hochzeit or wedding is regarded as the high- 
est point in life and is publicly celebrated, amid shouts of 
the guests. 

Women are held in such high esteem that the fine for any 
injury committed against them is much higher than one 
committed against men, sometimes the fine is even double 
and often treble. ''Fidelity unto death was vowed in mar- 
riage," and it is very seldom that a woman ever marries a 
second time. ''She can have but one husband, as she can 
have but one body and one Jife." 

Tidiness and thrift characterize every German woman; 
"whether she be the wife of the rich country noble, the 
wealthy manufacturer, the comfortable official or the work- 
ingman, she always possesses these valuable endowments." 
She has "calm, spiritual thoughtfumess, which appears so 
plainly in her love for her husband and children." 

German women have simple tastes, are good housewives, 
religious, modest, very economical, always striving to live 
within the family income; yet they possess many accom- 
plishments. As housewives, who absolutely devote them- 
selves to home and children, they are not excelled by any 
women in the world. 

German mothers rule the entire household and are highly 
respected by children and slaves. Beyond household duties 
they have a very uneventful life ; but they are content to 
develop their sex, and do not try to disguise their weakness 
or strength or openly compete with men, but are content 
with the "indirect influence which nature gave them." They 
do not enter into public life, but exert their influence on 
their men and through them on the world. "Their smile 
rewards the hero, the orator, the poet; and they are the 
guardians of good manners, and demand self-restraint and 

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In Germany women and girls are satisfied if their hus- 
hands or sweethearts take them to a "beer garden, a, concert, 
or a popular, cheap performance at the theatre-" They 
are very modest in dress, and seem to have little conception 
of color effects, which causes them to sacrifice much of their 
good looks. Usually they possess good complexions and 
physical development, which is often destroyed by copying 
the "stiff walk of the soldiers." 

The education of higher German women is gener- 
ally very thorough, while those of the working classes do 
not usually pass beyond the elementary school, because they 
have to leave school at fourteen years' of age to earn their 
living or help 1 with the house work. But the middle and 
wealthy classes usually carry their studies farther and in 
some cases are as far advanced as their brothers. 

All German women are adepts in housekeeping; besides 
practical instruction given by mothers at home, there are 
special classes in house work connected with all schools. 
"Well-frequented, household economy schools for women are 
established" in nearly all German States, where girls and 
women receive instruction in cooking, preserving, washing, 
ironing, housecleaning, poultry raising, handwork, clothes 
cutting, hygiene, and household bookkeeping. 

The beginning of the twentieth century marks the awak- 
ening of the German woman to a "sense of her own dig- 
nity." Until then her rights were limited, and her duties 
manifold. At the present day when most of her restric- 
tions are removed, she still remains the "unexacting and 
often too self-sacrificing being she has always been." She 
has not yet learned that she is man's equal, although practi- 
cally all professions are open to her ; and she is placed on a 
"theoretically equal standing with men at nearly all uni- 

Until January the first, nineteen hundred, according to 
the law of most Federal States, a. German woman could 
not act as head of the family even though her husband were 

The Radiant 159 

dead. She could not serve as a legal witness at a mar- 
riage, nor sign her name to a will, and in most instances 
all her personal property came under direct control of her 
husband after her marriage. But now all that has been 
changed. A married woman may enter into business con- 
tracts and has the same legal authority over her children 
as the father. She is accorded more freedom in regard to 
politics ; she may attend political meetings, but cannot vote 
or hold office, except as guardian. 

There are a large number of women's societies for social 
and religious work. The chief one for religious and chari- 
table work is the Red Cross Society with over four hundred 
thousand members. Others are the German Union for the 
Protection of Mothers, and the Evangelical Girls' Federa- 
tion. Their professional societies are: Society for the Wel- 
fare of Teachers, The Catholic Womens' Workers' Society 
and the Commercial Women's Society. Altogether there are 
over a million women organized in one way or another. 

Women are becoming more prominent in trade, commerce 
and agriculture. There are sixty women doctors in inde- 
pendent practice in Germany, and others studying medicine. 
Five lady jurists have been admitted to the bar. Many wo- 
men are in government employ, especially in telephone and 
telegraph departments. 

The of the number of women in the trades can- 
not altogether be attributed to the greater freedom conferred 
on the sex. Much of it is caused by the increasing cost of 
articles of necessity; that wages of the working man do not 
suffice for the needs of the family; and his wife is com- 
pelled to go out to work. 

In the last decade of the nineteenth century higher educa- 
tion for women began to receive serious attention. Public 
schools were founded which permitted girls to' study for 
matriculation ; and a few years later girls' high schools were 

160 TceE Radiant 

promoted to the same standing as those of boys. And now 
all universities admit women. 

German women have brains of scholars and philosophers. 
Yet they seem to be moving dumbly through the life of the 
nation. Only a "terrific national catastrophe" can deliver 
these women, because they have not fully realized that all 
restrictions have been removed. 

There is a, great gulf between the classic German ideal of 
woman and the modern intellectual one. The classic ideal, 
was "that of a personality seeking power and happiness 'by 
way of the heart not the head, in the home, not in the servi- 
tude o;f public calling.' ' This is the picture held by thous- 
ands of Germans today, as a criterion by which to measure 
"all feminine beauty, usefulness, charm and worth." 

With the development of personality the social element 
has been slowly developing. The conscience of woman has 
awakened to public duty. And "in the feminist movement 
itself we see two currents, first the ideal of personality to- 
gether with interest in public affairs, second a realization 
of citizenship and its responsibilities." Many German wo- 
men have the tendency to neglect self-culture and family in 
their zeal for social work. "The great task set by the mod- 
ern ideal is for a woman not to forget others while growing 
herself intellectually, morally, and artistically." The pub- 
lic woman has to guard against the perils of the coarsening 
influences of public life. 

Dr. Baumer predicts that women will prove equal to this 
two-fold demand, because they are aroused by important dis- 
cussions in their public meetings ; and in carrying out prac- 
tical social work they do not lose their warm interest for the 
weak and needy. Neither do they lose "the delicate feeling 
for individual worth that they must always show in the rear- 
ing of their own children, and the sensitiveness to differen- 
tiation in character for which there is such an especial de- 
mand in public life." 

The Radiant 161 

The catastrophe, which, is the opportunity for German 
women has come in the present war; and they are meeting 
it with courage. It is very inspiring to see German war- 
women as they take up the work of the men; and it is a 
wonder where they obtained the knowledge of these "crafts," 
always denied them by men. Women are filling men's places 
in all walks of life — there are police-women, motor-women for 
trains, and women chauffeurs. "They are no longer at the 
bottom but at the top." And this war will bring a tremen- 
dous revelation to Germany of the strength of its women. 


Henrietta Move. 

Notwithstanding the fact that the French nation is a con- 
glomerate mass made up of originally distinct element — no 
one can deny that the French have a marked character dis- 
tinctively their own and have been a potent factor in the 
world's history. In all the realms of thought they have 
stirred the world to its profound depths. A noted man has 
said, "That there is hardly any great idea, hardly any great 
principle of civilization which has not had to pass through 
France in order to be disseminated." 

The Crusades, a most powerful factor in all political and 
social changes, are a fine illustration of this truth. All know 
that France was the mother of the Crusades and through 
her influence they accomplished what good they expected 
and to her should be given clue credit for these good results. 
In every great movement that has stimulated and aroused 
mankind France has been the great pioneer. 

"There are in this people wonderful springs of enthusiasm, 
of ingenuity, of intuition, of artistic fire, of scientific watch- 
fulness and sudden apprehension of meanings that hover 
over the human mind." They have the peculiar power of 
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this disturbance produces hatred, suspicion or admiration. 
The French, either antagonize people or arouse strong sym- 
pathy and respect. Never are they treated indifferently or 

In studying the history of France a most serious mistake 
Avould be to ignore the influence of her women. Women 
have often governed France, as really, even if not as openly, 
as the king. We find in the sixteenth century Diana of 
Poitiers and Catherine de Medici, in the seventeenth 
Madame de Maintenou and Madame de Montespau, and in 
the eighteenth Madame de 1 Pompadour and Madame de 
Barry. The French salon which was conducted by women 
has always been of great political influence in France. Even 
Xapoleon dreaded the gossip and conspiracy of these noted 

False impressions have been held by the world from time 
immemorial about the family life of the French because the 
world has known but little about it. Foreigners have failed 
to understand and appreciate the French ideals of home be- 
cause the French are very reticent aibout their family life 
although they are one of the most hospitable people in the 
world. The club and ca,fe are the places where they meet 
their casual acquaintances, the home is reserved for their 
more intimate friends. They employ the form of having 
receiving days on which they entertain their acquaintances 
and visits may be exchanged for years and still the family 
life be a closed book to the visitors. 

In Paris the doors of the home are readily opened to 
strangers ; in fact they are too readily opened ; but Paris 
is the worst place for studying the French at home. The 
true and characteristic French life is to be found in the 
lower or middle classes, not in the Parisians. So many 
foreigners have gone to Paris and intermarried with the 
people that the Paris aristocratic class is becoming less and 
less French. It is the middle class that governs the nation. 
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life of the nation. The peasant holds the country in his 
grasp. Everyone who lives by a trade or profession he- 
longs to this class, from the enterprising, ambitious manu- 
facturer and merchant to the retiring shopkeeper, who is 
content to sell his wares and subsist on what he secures from 

Marriages are nothing more than business contracts among 
the French. The parents select their daughters' husbands 
who are wonderfully docile in accepting the gentleman 
whom the parents select. Influences have trained their 
minds to look upon marriage in a way that differs in a 
marked degree from our Anglo-Saxon view of it. The great 
majority of French girls marry without love as we under- 
stand the word. Often they are engaged to men whom they 
have scarcely ever seen and have no knowledge of their 
true character. Girls are never allowed to see their fiances 
and talk with them freely as the English do. In recent 
years a change has taken place among the upper classes and 
the iboys and girls can play golf and tennis together, but 
among the lower classes there has been little change in the 
last twenty or thirty years, and the provincial French are 
the most representative part of the nation. 

However much may be said in opposition to the marriage 
customs of the French, there is "nothing more certain 
than that the French wife stands out in high relief among 
the women of the world by her domestic qualities, her good 
judgment, her energy of character and her capacity of self- 
denial, and that she constittues one of the most precious 
of the national forces of France." Fake notions have been 
current throughout the world about her frivolity. She has 
always been styled the "frivolous woman." But no one who 
has studied the French thinks this to be true, and knows 
that her devotion to her home and her love for her children 
constitute the one absorbing passion of her life. 

The distinguishing characteristic of the French woman 
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reason for dismissing as unsound certain impressions con- 
cerning her which have long circulated with the world's 
currency of ideas. She is very practical and is a splendid 
manager of her household. She regulates her domestic 
affairs with the strictest prudence and foresight. To French 
woman is due credit for the comfort and substantiality of the 
home rather than to French men. 

French women are naturally splendid business women 
and in all of their business transactions are not to be equaled 
by any other woman in the world. They have remarkable 
strength, power of endurance, and industry and can con- 
front the most difficult problems with unflinching courage. 
In many of the businesses of France, women play the lead- 
ing part although men may have their names over the doors, 
and many Frenchmen have been saved from financial ruin 
by their businesslike wives. 

Working women of France rarely if ever mate with, their 
equals. But for his wife's brave struggle and fight in the 
face of destitute poverty a man's children would often be 
thrown upon public charity. When we consider the poor 
wages that working men get in France and see the comfort 
of their homes we are surprised, but this com.fort in a. great 
degree is clue to the women, who bravely fight for children 
and husband and the comforts of home. 

But it is not only in the home that woman has exercised 
great power. In many a, time of political distress she has 
come forth and with remarkable heroism has helped fight the 
battles of her country. In the history of the world there are 
few known to fame like these French women. Perhaps the 
best known and most popular of heroines is Joan of Arc, 
called the Maid of Orleans. There was grandeur in that 
jjeasant girl, in her exalted faith at Douremny, in her hero- 
ism at Orleans, in her triumph at Rheims, in her martyr- 
dom at Rouen. She is a noble example of French women 
who have loved their country with a passionate devotion and 
who have been willing even to lay down their lives for it. 

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Uncommon heroism in hours of need has always been domi- 
nant in French women. It aided Charlotte Corday to slay 
the oppressor of her people, Marie Antoinette to calmly bear 
the indignities of the Revolution and to mount the scaffold 
and peacefully die the martyr's death'. It inspired the 
Empress Eugenia with the dauntless courage to give in her 
widowhood her only son to die for the' country which 
afforded her protection. 

"The lamp that France has held aloft in the vast, mys- 
terious and shadowy forest haunted by the uncaptured truths 
of nature has been one of the most brilliant and searching." 
In this work which has done so much to relieve the suffering 
of mankind woman has played an important part. Madame 
Curie with the aid of her husband discovered two new 
metals,- — polonium and radium. After this discovery she 
obtained the degree of Doctor of Sciences and after the death 
of her husband a chair was created at the Sorboune for her — 
an unparalleled honor for a woman. 

French women are not as fine singers and musicians as 
those of Italy or even of Germany, but there are some who 
have achieved brilliant distinction in this field. Among 
the singers of note may be mentioned Mesdames Emma 
Calve, Rose Larion, Marie Delna, Jane Mariqua, and 
Pauline Viardot. Although others have surpassed French 
women in music as actors they are leaders. Most of them 
are born actors and they have exercised an immense influ- 
ence upon the stage of other European countries- Among 
the great actresses may be mentioned Madame Sarah Bern- 
hardt, Mademoiselle Bartet, Madame Segnol-Weber, Made- 
moiselle Sorel, Madame Rejame, Madame Theo, Madame 
Jeaune Granier and Madame Jane Haeling. 

The first person to give a marked impulse to what we 
call society in France was the Marquise de Ramboeullet in 
the seventeenth century. She was the woman who set the 
fashion in France for that long series of social gatherings, 
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hundred years. But the most renowned of the queens of 
society was Madame Ricamier. Her salon was a gathering 
place for all of the great poets, scholars, and politicians of 
the day. She and her coterie of friends welcomed the poets 
and literary men and helped them. Had men extended the 
same helping hand to authors as these women did, the condi- 
tion of men of letters would have been far less unfortunate- 
It was two hundred years a.fter women began to reign in 
great cities as queens of society before they astonished the 
world by brilliant literary success. In the eighteenth cen- 
tury a class of women arose and gained great renown on 
account of their writings. First among these stands 
Madame de Stael, pre-eminent not only over women but also 
over most of the men of that glorious century. In the esti- 
mation of foreigners Madame de Stael has won the proud 
fame of being the most powerful writer her country has 
produced since Voltaire and Rousseau. There began with 
her a new period of literary history. Women authors be- 
came numerous and since then there have arisen many noted 
women authors. Another great French woman writer is 
George Sand who has given to the world so many delightful 
works that her voice will never die away. 

We know thus the true nobility and grandeur of French 
women of earlier days, but it is in the terrible war that is 
ravaging Europe today that we see French women in their 
true greatness. The courage of these women seems to be 
one of the strongest forces that sustain France in this trying 
hour. With breaking hearts and smiling lips they are send- 
ing their sons to the front to die if need be for their country 
with no word of complaint for their sacrifice. "We make 
haste to laugh lest we weep," said one of these valiant wo- 
men. "And they do laugh these women of France who are 
also shedding their dearest blood in the blood o,f their sons." 
Paris is now a field of hospitals and the women of France 
have become gentle, kind ministers to these poor wretched 
men. All of the fashionable establishments have been con- 

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verted into hospitals where the wounded are brought every 
day to be nursed back to health by these noble and heroic wo- 
men. They know that forty years ago this same enemy 
laid low the people of France. Yet with a valor scarcely 
less heroic than their men they are confident of victory and 
they are ready to endure the terrible losses and hardships in 
order that their country may remain free. French women are 
the least self-conscious of any of the women connected with 
this awful war. They think only of those moving lines of 
soldiers and their beloved country. Unflinchingly they 
carry the burdens of war with a nobility worthy of France. 
"They seem to be adjusted to the awful conditions about 
them as perfectly as they ever have been to the frivolous 
life of gaiety and fashion." Such dignity and such repose 
have never been surpassed by women o,f any nation invaded 
by hostile army. 

In every crisis of French history some woman has arisen 
to save France or her native town. Clearly France needs 
her today and it is to be hoped that she will arise out of the 
very clouds of war. Having no arms but her own valiant 
spirit she will accomplish something so startling and splen- 
did that the terrible god of war will be subdued and her 
heroic glorious country saved from destruction. 


Lill Chapman. 

For hours I had been sending thought tentacles in every 
direction trying to find some clue to the problem given me to 
solve, namely, the fate of the seven girls composing the Class 
of 1915. Not a glimmer of light had I received and I was 
on the verge of despair when a soft, cool touch upon weary 
eyes caused me to open them suddenly. I saw a tender, 
compassionate face in a halo of golden hair and a sweet voice 
said, "I am the angel of the tired brain and I bid you go 

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quietly to sleep for I have prevailed upon the wise angel of 
dreams to show you tonight in a panoramic view the girls of 
your class- as they will appear ten years from now." Joy- 
ously I attempted to show my speechless gratitude hut the 
angel had vanished as silently and abruptly as she had ap- 
peared. Gladly did I obey her mandate and soon was lost 
in blissful sleep. Suddenly methought I heard a low voice 
whisper, "Attention, the panorama begins." My faculties 
were instantly alert for the visions of this Angel of 

First, I was taken to the city of Raleigh, into the Capitol 
building, where, in a large, commodious office whose door 
bore the inscription "Woman's Suffrage," I was met by a 
competent, prepossessing woman who advanced with out- 
stretched hands, but seeing the blank look upon my face she 
exclaimed, "Is it possible, Lill, that you do not know me?" 
Wonder of wonders! It was modest, domestic, home-loving 
Fannie Moye, who had earnestly espoused the woman ques- 
tion and fought its battles valiantly until suffrage had been 
granted in the Old JSTorth State. She was president of the 
State organization, and by her quiet, persistent efforts had 
brought victory to her cause. Her private secretary told me 
that having won success, Fannie was about to confer happi- 
ness upon the governor of the State and indulge her home^- 
loving proclivities. 

Quickly the scene shifted and I was in the land of the 
midnight sun and upon close observation I saw by one of 
Norway's lovely streams two persons who attracted my at- 
tention. The petite figure o;f the woman looked familiar, 
and upon going nearer, much to my delight, I recognized 
my old friend Hattie Hodges, not the sunny, happy, fun- 
loving girl of our school days but one whom sorrow had 
purified and chastened. Her brother, John D., was with 
her, and it was he who told me the story of her life. She 
was on the eve of her wedding when her lover was instantly 
killed and the blow almost shattered health and brain. He 

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bad ibeen traveling with her for two years and beneficent 
nature and her strong religious faith bad subdued the great 
bitterness of the grief and she was beginning to see that 
"He doeth all things well." 

I inquired about Bess, and Hattie told me that she bad 
become quite celebrated as an artist and had a beautiful 
studio in jSTew York, but that she was becoming weary o,f 
public life, and she would soon go back to her first love and 
to the peaceful country life of which she was so fond. 
Happy Bess ! 

A change came over the spirit of my dreams, and I found 
my self walking down State Street in Chicago and without 
any volition on my part my steps turned to a handsome 
building bearing the insignia, "Domestic Science." Quickly 
I thought "what revelation will meet me here, whom will I 
see, have none of my class married in ten years?" Going 
into the building I found it to be one of the finest schools 
of domestic science in the nation. I was ushered into an 
elegant reception room whose furnishings showed the un- 
mistakable taste of an artist. I sent my card to the prin- 
cipal of the school and asked for a private interview. In a 
few moments a tall, stately woman weighing one hundred 
and seventy pounds came in and embracing me affection- 
ately, said : "I am delighted to see you, Lill ; I am so proud 
of your success as an author and have enjoyed every book 
you have written. It is certainly kind of you to come to 
see me as soon as you arrive in the city." Not until she 
began to speak did I recognize our slendor, delicate Hen- 
rietta Moye, but the snap of her eye, the tone of the voice 
were undoubtedly Henrietta's. Inquiring why she was in 
Chicago and the principal of such a school, she said : "I 
grew weary of teaching ordinary branches and found domes- 
tic science so fascinating that I perfected myself in all its 
departments, and was promoted until I was given the princi- 
palship in this school at a really magnificent salary. But I 
have something still better to tell you, Lill. You know our 

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Christian Board of Missions has a remarkably fine college 
for girls in China. They have recently established a school 
of domestic science there and offered me the principalship. 
The salary is not as good as I get here, but the opportunity 
of seeing so much of the world was irresistible and I have 
accepted and shall sail for China in June." Of course I 
congratulated her, and in a trice another picture was un- 
folded before my eyes. 

Walking quietly in an aristocratic suburb of Philadel- 
phia, I was startled by seeing a handsome car drire to the 
curbing and hearing my name called. A footman opened 
the door of the car and a handsomely gowned lady sprang 
out and grasping me, cried, a O Lill, Lill, I am so surprised 
and glad to see you that I am almost beside myself." And 
"O ye gods and little fishes," who should it be but my old 
pal Jessie Hodges. Our timid, unassuming Jessie had 
married a millionaire in the Quaker City, but her continu- 
ous round of gaiety, her palatial home and all the appurte- 
nances of wealth had not dimmed the true gold of her heart- 
She had me get into the machine, sent for my baggage and 
made me a welcome guest in her home. She told me while 
I was with her about Mary Bell Smith, who was the first of 
our class to marry. She married Paul, the Philadelphia 
doctor of whom we had heard so much at A. C. C. She had 
a few years of very happy married life and then the doctor 
lost his life in a violent epidemic of smallpox. For a long 
time she was inconsolable and to allay her grief, she began 
to study nursing and soon became such an expert that she 
was made superintendent of the finest Bed Cross hospital 
in the city. We were preparing to drive to see Mary Bell 
when I felt someone shake me and Fannie Manning said, 
"Lill, Lill, the old breakfast bell has rung!" 

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Hattie Hodges. 

We have dreamed, but our dreams are ended, 

We are facing the world awake, 
Here our joys and sorrows were blended, 

ISTow our last farewells we take. 

We have now reached the goal of our labors, 
Our thoughts, our hopes and our dreams, 

For four long years we have striven 

To be crowned with success now, it seems. 

We hope that our feet may keep the path, 

And our ways may fameward lead, 
For under the colors of blue and white 

We have sown the priceless seed. 

The past has been full of trials 

Which we conquered — every one, 
But now we look to the future 

For the struggle is just begun. 

The shadows of school life will vanish, 

But the pleasures will ever remain 
And renew the love for our college 

Whose standard we've tried to maintain. 

Today marks the end of our school life, 
And at the door o,f life's school we stand ; 

As we join the great procession 
Let us offer a helping hand- 

ind now our dear Alma Mater 

With regret from thee we part, 
We'll always love thy sacred name, 
Which will dwell within each heart. 

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And this is the time of parting, 

And the end of it all is not yet; 
But we'll show our love in reviewing 

Of memory — "Lest we forget." 

And now, dear girls, to you I turn 

With trembling lips and a throbbing heart — 

Our four years comradeship is o'er, 
And the paths in life for us do part. 

What life will 'bring, oh, who can tell? 

To some may come the ivy crown of fame, 
To some, happy wedded love will come, 

And some may sorrow bear in His name. 

But sisters, dear, what'er our fates may be 
We'll bear them bravely with courage true; 

As we think how often we've been taught 
To rejoice, to suffer and to do. 

And you'll remember, will you not, 
The vows of constancy we've made, 

That how e'er severed we may be 
Our girlhood love will never fade 1 

Ah me, 'tis so sad to say "good-bye!" 

And the word is so deeply tinged with sorrow 

That I'm going to alter the custom old, 

And instead I'll bid you a happy "good morrow." 

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Ruth Hardy. 

"He was not of an age but for all time." In this one 
phrase Ben Jonson describes Shakespeare's greatness, and 
foretells his everlasting fame. Shakespeare brings us into 
closer relation to himself through his works than any biog- 
raphies can do. Xo intelligent person can study Shakes- 
peare without becoming deeper in thought, and without 
getting a broader understanding 0;f human existence, its 
struggles, failures and successes. Shakespeare will lead us 
where we can see the beauty, pleasure and joy of existence. 
When we really become acquainted with Shakespeare our 
lives will be less commonplace and limited. 

Shakespeare was the spokesman of his own age, but he 
had the genius to speak to all ages. His most pronounced 
characteristic was the ability to sympathize with every kind 
of human soul in every emergency. He delighted in pre- 
senting the truths of the human heart and introducing them 
with such a touch of human nature as to reveal the relation- 
ship of the whole world, thereby penetrating the hearts of 
all humanity. Psychologists say that Shakespeare's life is 
more filled with power and volition than any other known 
mortal. He was capable of anything he saw. In his works 
the reader is told nothing, he sees and hears every thing. 

In studying Shakespeare as a man, we find he must have 
been a very close observer. No doubt., when a hireling, he 
talked to the stupid players, the stupid doorkeepers, talked 
with the apprentices, for he was wise enough to recognize 
stupidity as a most valuable element for the purposes of 
human life. He knew what was in man for he felt it in 
himself. He not only looked at man but in him and through 
him. "He projected himself into a hundred different char- 
acters." He organizes according to nature's plan, in this 
lies the naturalness of his characters. 

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Shakespeare had philosophical genius as well as dramatic 
genius. Had he never written a drama he would have still 
stood among the .first men of his age- If he became the 
most learned man of his generation it was not because he 
was born in this age or that; it was because he possessed 
the genius of discovery. It is true Shakespeare was a born 
genius but he was subject to the law of development and 
dependent upon education for the full possession of himself 
and the free use of his. powers. His magnificant imagina- 
tion, his knowledge of humanity, his firm grasp of subject, 
his masterly handling of material, did not come at his call. 

Shakespeare wrote his plays and those plays show not 
only a powerful, but also a cultivated mind. He was not a 
hard student, yet he was a great lover of books and was 
happy when reading an interesting book. He was a. natural 
reader and remembered and mastered what he read. His 
education was received in the free school of Stratford and 
included branches of elementary English, Greek and Latin. 
This elementary training was afterward increased by rich 
stores of learning and wisdom. His works show not only a 
wide general knowledge, but also a technical acquaintance 
with several callings including law, medicine, and divinity. 

There has been an assumption, that the man of imagina- 
tion cannot be a man of practical sense and wisdom and that 
there is an existing opposition between genius and sound 
judgment. This statement has been disproved many times. 
Shakespeare was not one of these pathetic figures. He was 
the sounder and greater poet, because in his life, as in 
his art, he held the balance between the real and imaginary. 
On his father's side, he was of Saxon lineage; on his moth- 
er's side, he was of Xorman descent, and in his character 
the qualities of these two races — Saxon sturdiness and Nor- 
man versatility- — were harmonized. In practical affairs he 
was sagacious, orderly and businesslike. In all his business 
dealings there is nothing to show that he was oppressive or 
unjust to those with whom he dealt- 

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Shakespeare was a sound man, living a normal, whole- 
some, sensible life. These facts have been proven by his 
success in practical affairs. His personal life was for him- 
self and those whom he loved. His nature was affectionate 
and kind, very sensitive, very joyous and gay. Ben Jon- 
son says of him, "I loved the man and do honor his mem- 
ory, on this side idolatry, as much as any. He was indeed 
honest and of an open and free nature, had an excellent 
phantasy, brave notions, and gentle expressions." 

From reading some of Shakespeare's earliest plays we 
might judge that he had entered society and caught its ex- 
pressions and mannerisms, by the way in which the life of 
the English people is. introduced. Tlie testimonies of his 
contemporaries and also, the plays themselves, strongly con- 
tradict the fact that his life was wild and dissolute. Unlike 
many of his fellow dramatists Shakespeare avoided a life 
of extravagance and dissipation, although he was not in his 
youth an example of propriety; nor is it true that he was 
without moral sympathies or ideals- If this world is not all 
evil, he who understood and painted it best must probably 
have some good. If underlying things of the world are 
good ; then likely the writer who most deeply approached 
those things will be himself good. 

Summing up Shakespeare's character Hudson justly says., 
"There is enough, I think, to show that in all the common 
dealings of life he was eminently gentle, candid, upright, 
and judicious ; open-hearted, genial, and sweet in his social 
intercourse, among his companions and friends full of play- 
ful wit and sprightly grace, kind to the faults of others, 
severe to his own; quick to discern and acknowledge merit 
in another, modest and slow of finding it in himself; while, 
in the smooth and happy marriage, which he seems to have 
realized, of the highest poetry and art with successful and 
systematic prudence in business affairs, we have an example 

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of compact and well-rounded practical manhood, such as 
may justly engage our admiration and respect." 

Many critics have argued about Shakespeare's religious 
belief. Critics say that it would be impossible to show 
from his work whether he was Catholic or Anglican. We 
know he was not a professed religionist nor a.' reformer. 
Yet he has made through his plays a powerful impression 
upon the moral thought of the world. 

It cannot be made out distinctly what were Shakespeare's 
political views. From his historical plays, it appears that 
he accepted the constitution of his country and was, though 
some are unwilling to admit, what may be termed an in- 
tellectual aristocrat- But his political idea was not exactly 
the strongest in his mind. He had also the strong feeling 
of loyalty and love for his country. He loved and honored 
his country not only because it was good, but because it 
existed and his own life was a part of it. 

It has been doubted whether or not Shakespeare was inti- 
mate with the society of women. He seems to have pos- 
sessed great knowledge of their faults and fancies. But it 
has been said that this was due to the results of his imagina- 
tion more than of society or experience. "His fidelity to 
the innermost feelings of women under all circumstances is 
one of the world's greatest mysteries to women themselves." 
TV omen have marveled at the ease with which his sympathy 
crosses the barriers of sex, at his portraits of Portia, Rosa- 
lind, Lady Macbeth, and Cleopatra. Great actresses have 
testified to their argument at his discovery of feminine se- 
crets which they had thought no man could ever divine. 

His last tragedies show that the time when they were 
written was a period of gloom and sorrow in Shakespeare's 
life. It may have been this unknown sorrow which turned 
his thoughts back to Stratford. He seemed to look forward 
to the time when he could return to his old home. When 
still in the prime of life Shakespeare abandoned his dramatic 

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work for the quiet domestic enjoyment of a country gentle- 
man. How great the contrast with the excitements, labors 
and vanities of his career in London! The last five years 
of his life were spent amid domestic comforts in the bosom 
of his family. 

B. F. Oden. 

In the columns of this magazine during its existence there 
have appeared three essays, titled "My Ideal Man," but not 
one on "My Ideal Woman." Of these essays, two were writ- 
ten by girls and one by a man. Why has this preference 
been given to man ? It is because there is no ideal women. 
That there is none is not my theory ; and, in the very be- 
ginning, as the basis of my dissertations — although I know 
that theories fall before facts and that I am running the 
tortious risk of being lassoed by the scientists, who demand 
a specimen — I am accepting the hypothesis that there are 

You think me to be a brave and chivalrous man to assume 
that which our whole school has shunned, including the 
learned literati ; and that which, to say the least, seems 
by their reticence, a doubtful issue. But on advice and for 
fear the task may be too great, involving me in unforseen 
difficulties, I am going to change the title from "My Ideal 
Woman" to "The Ideal Woman." I do this advisedly and 
after reflection ; for to say "My Ideal Woman" would align 
me with the rest of my unfortunate friends, who profess 
to have a sweetheart. Furthermore I want, because of my 
inexperience, to call in outside aid and make the essay as 
impersonal as possible. 

Now that I have unburdened myself thus, you may criti- 
cise my judgment, but you cannot question my sincerity. I 
find myself, right here, laboring under a difficulty. This 

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difficulty is how to proceed to tell yon of "The Ideal Wo- 
man/' when there is a question in your mind as to her ex- 
istence. So I shall first attempt to prove by association 
that there are ideal women ; then, I shall tell you about 

I accept unhesitatingly, however incredulous it may ap- 
pear, the fact that there are ideal men. I say fact, for to 
question it would be to impugn the veracity of the referred 
to literati ; for has not each one said, my ideal man ? Yes, 
they possess an ideal man. Furthermore, if we adopt the 
scientific law that the combination of the same elements un- 
der the same conditions will give the same results and apply 
it to the case in hand, we might reason thus. 

Other girls (like these) under the same conditions would 
have an ideal man. Who can doubt but that we have other 
girls just as learned as these and who have been in the same 
state of mind as they ? Therefore the conclusion is that a 
host of girls have an ideal man. Then, my point is this : that 
where there are so many ideal men, by association there 
must be some ideal women. 

In order to set fully before you "The Ideal Woman," I 
refer to the three mentioned essays, etc., for which I 
am sure you will pardon me. In one of these essays, the 
author gives us quite an ingenious analysis. This analysis 
has its firstly, secondly and thirdly — namely, the physical, 
moral and spiritual qualities. In the second (not in point 
of time but importance), the author has gone further and 
added a fourthly, thereby exhausting the "ly." This author 
says that an ideal man must be intelligent. (I think she 
must be). Who would have ever thought that this pink 
of a girl would demand that her ideal man be intelligent ? 
It seems preposterous and incredible. Yet there it is in 
"black and white," — it is so out-of-the-ordinary, so uncalled 
for a prerequisite that I look askance at it. However, I 
must commend the ingenuity of this thinker in sounding the 
"deeps" of her own nature and finding there this marvelous 

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discovery. Yet it being so new to me, I must reserve my 
decision as to its merit for further thought. 

The third essay (not in importance but time of review) 
touched me greatly. I remember it with amazing distinct- 
ness. And of the author it causes me to say : 

And still the wonder grew 
That one small head could carry all he knew. 

I admire this essay most because of its simplicity and 
straightforward directness. The author tells you unequiv- 
ically what she thinks. She would have her ideal a connois- 
seur in the selection of neckties, hats, shoes, etc. He must 
be thoroughly conversant with all the frills of our modern 
society. Her beau ideal must be six feet tall. Yes, he 
must be capable of sitting with his foot on the soft, soft 
pedal and playing a ditty. 

That I may get in all the material necessary to lay a firm 
basis for further discussion, I will refer not to the above-- 
named essays this time but to a set of essays, bearing such 
titles as "Woman's Place/' "Woman's Influence," and "The 
~New Woman." Yes, here is meat for thought and affords 
us a handy division: her place, influence and the new wo- 
man. It is true woman has her place and oftentimes man's 
too. But who would deny her two places since she is so ca- 
pable of filling them ? Xone except, possibly, a few kickers, 
old-timers — so ancient they have moss on their backs. This 
is woman's day and she is using it. 

This ubiquity of woman is heralded as an excellent virtue. 
It allows her to be at home when her husband leaves and 
down town when he arrives there. It allows her to be at 
the clubs, theaters, card parties, banquets and mass-meetings 
for the advancement of equal suffrage. In fact all the 
weightier things that are the backbone of our social fabric. 
I am aware that it leaves but little time for self-culture, the 
care of the home, etc. But what woman would allow these 

180 The Radiant 

to interfere with her larger duties? Oh! You disgruntled 
men; you had just as well to learn that modern woman 
means business. She means to have her "Place in the Sun," 
and the sooner you adjust yourself to modern conditions the 
bettter it will be. , 

The next division is woman's influence, but this is so ob- 
vious it is not needful for me to dwell long on it. However 
one thought occurs to me. I may differ here from this ideal 
woman, but I am sure she will forgive me if I am in error; 
for this quality of forgiveness belongs to greatness — the 
great always forgive the common people their errors. I 
know that it is a presumption on my part to question her 
decisions and to think that she would deign to> stoop to re- 
consider one. But I do not make this as an objection, and 
the conflict is not between me and her, but between her and 
a certain scientific law. They must settle the dispute which 
is right. ]STow this ideal woman, who says that she is just 
"homing into her own" believes that woman has been mal- 
treated from time immemorial ; that man has been a tyrant, 
lording over women. They have great meetings where 
these women orators tell us in strong and superb language 
how men played the tyrant, making slaves out of their wives ; 
and we men shed tears of repentence and wonder how our 
father could have been so cruel. You will pardon me, I am 
sure, for what I am about to say now; for I only say it to 
show how low men can stoop to defend an evil practice. 
What I refer to is this: I have heard men say that they be- 
lieve that human nature is the same in all ages ; that in the 
by-gone days there was just as many henpecked husbands as 
now; that women were just as successful in using their 
weapons then as now — namely, broom, etc. — in making 
their husbands obey them as now. 

This scientific law to which I refer is the law of attrac- 
tion or influence which reads something like this : the greater 
attracts the weaker. If we were to translate it into com- 
mon language and apply it to the case in hand it would read 

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thus: Woman ibecause of her superior strength has had an 
enormous influence on man. But the cynical man to which 
I referred says right here: "Up goes your theory of man's 
maltreatment of woman, for if woman is the stronger she 
must have been the aggressor." 

Believing as I do in woman's influence, also in the implac- 
ableness of her decision that she has been maltreated, I am 
inclined to side with the ideal woman against this scientific 
law. However the battle is between them. 

You possibly have guessed my method o,f building this 
concept of the ideal woman. It is synthetic and I put in 
it only what is absolutely necessary. I said in the begin- 
ning that I wanted to call in outside aid. This I have done. 
I want to express my obligations to the learned literati for 
the aid I have received from their essays. However much I 
might want to claim the honor for this conception of the 
ideal woman, honesty compels me to refer it to the rightful 
owners. If there is any merit in this conception it belongs 
in a large measure to my literati friends ; for I am com- 
pelled to use the material they have given me. The only 
honor I claim is in putting it together. 

The method I adopt here is exposition by analogy. I take 
the firstly, secondly, thirdly and fourthly, referred to as be- 
longing to man, for the ideal woman. Thus she should 
have some morality, some ibeauty, some spirituality, and 
some intellectuality. She should not be over six feet tall, 
she should dress in the latest fashion, not deviating from it 
a particle; a member of several organizations, clubs, etc 
She should know all the small artifices by which to get 
money from her husband, and, if she has not a husband — they 
will be useful in securing her one. She should know all 
the news in the town and be a first-class disseminator of said 
news; and above all she should be a suffragist. 


Miss Montgomery — "I gave Mr. Pratt the thirty-second 
degree the last time he called." 

Miss Shindler — "I didn't know yon were a Mason?" 
Miss Monk — "Xo, but that's the freezing point, isn't it ?" 

"Here Collie!" said Patter, "tell the orehiestra to play 
Carmen while I eat this beefsteak." 

"Why," inquired Collie. 

"I want to hear the Loreador song. I feel like a bull 

One of our Seniors — "My girl, when I was your age I 
thought, like you, that I knew it all, but now I have reached 
the conclusion that I know nothing." 

Preshrnan — "Hu ! I reached that conclusion about you 
years ago." 

He sat on a pin. — Jno. Rose. 

Hattie — "Of course you understand that it must be kept 

Pearl — "Oh, yes; I'll tell everybody that." 

Just Once — Miss Davis — "Bobbie, what is your greatest 
ambition ?" 

Bobbv — "To wash mother's ears." 

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Sallie H. — "Fannie M., how are we going to take both Ed- 
ucation and Pedagogy next year, when they both come the 
same hour?' 

The girls at Mrs. Barbara's table had discussed men for 
several minutes. Mr. J. F. Jones, who had been listening 
attentively, raised up in his chair and said most emphatically : 
"Young ladies, you don't know enough about the animal to 
discuss him intelligently." 

Preacher (to Miss Monk) : — "Wilt thou love, cherish and 

J. J. (nervously) : — "Y-y-yes, sir." 

Maude — "jSTita Mae and I suffer from alternate insomnia." 
Mary B. — How's that ?" 

Maude: — "Well, whichever gets to sleep first keeps the 
other awake all night." 

Mrs. Barham — "I am going to make the 'Just for Fun 
Club' stop that whistling." 

Jessie Hodges— "Don't do it Mrs. B. If you knew the 
words of that song you'd be thankful to let them whistle it 
instead of singing it." 

A Wilson Banker — "And you are a student of A. C. C. I 
am a banker and I think it must be at least 20 years since I 
was there in college." 

L. L. Smith (regretfully) — "And I am quite certain, sir, 
it's 20 years since I was in a bank." 

Archie (at the hotel, Sunday) — "Myrtle, you can have any- 
thing you want on the bill of fare. Shall I read it to you ?" 
Myrtle — "Xo; just read it to the waiter." 

184 The Radiant 

Addie May — "Just had a letter from Billie, and it's given 
me penetration of the heart." 

The Botany Class, on one of its jaunts, had reached a large 
ditch, or a baby canal. Willa Chestnut, who was trying in 
vain to jump it, said: "Girls, I think we ought to resist these 
trips." (Meaning to say resent them). 

Olga Holton was reading rules to be observed in order to 
gain flesh. Fannie Manning said: "O, shut up; there's just 
about as much truth in them as there is in my mouth." 

A Love Story in Three Parts. 
Maid One. 
Maid Won. 
Made One. 

Henrietta Moye — "What I want is a man's wages." 
Jno. Waters — "Why not get married ?" 

Mill Little — "But, will this piece in five sharps perhaps be 
rather difficult?" 

Vera Reel — "That makes no difference to me. Whenever 
I find one with more than two sharps or flats I scratch them 

Miss Fannie — "And when you arrive in London, my dear, 
don't fail to see St. Paul's and Westminster Abbey." 

Truet T. — "You bet, I'll rattle those off sure; but what I'm 
crazy to see is the Church of England." 

Bill Riley — "Eliz., may I print a kiss upon your lips ?" 
Eliz. Kinsey — "Yes, if you won't publish it as some of 
these boys do." 

The Radiant 185 

Smith — "This match will not light, I tell you." 

Abe. — "I know it will. It lit all right a minute ago." 

Mrs. Barham — "It appears to be your record, Bertha, that 
you have been 35 times previously scolded for flirting." 
Bertha Davis — "No woman is perfect." 

Another Neutral Zone. 

"There goes another poor devil launched upon the sea of 

"Yes, and he looks as if he expected to strike a mine any 


The 1916 Seniors to have an Annual — 1915 Seniors. 
To stop loving Sallie Hadley. — Jno Waters. 
The girls to pay for the lemonade pitcher that was broken 
when letting it down the window to the boys. — Miss Woodley. 
A "Holliday." — Annie Deans. 
To know with whom I'm in love. — H. Settle. 

186 The Radiant 


'Twas on a bright and starry night 
The hoys went out to camp, 

The moon so bright was shining, 
They did not need a lamp. 

There was one round dirty dozen, 
And on mischief they were bent, 

And long after midnight hours 
To feasting then they went. 

They told their many secrets, 
But alas, they talked too loud, 

For little did they think that 

Such a noise would draw a crowd. 

First and foremost among them 

Was Prof. E. L. B. 
Who vowed that on tomorrow 

The policeman they should see. 

That they should be arrested, 

If it was in his power, 
He wasn't going to lose his sleep 1 

Another single hour. 

Peruna. then began to wail, 
'Twas long before the dawn, 

Astypodine joined in the chorus, 
But, the boys they camped on. 

The Radiant 187 


One of the most delightful recitals of the year was given 
on Friday night, April 30th, by Miss Henrietta Moye, assist- 
ed by Miss Settle, soprano, and Miss Lillian Chapman, piano. 

The stage was very artistically decorated, appropriate to 
the season. Roses and ferns were tastefully arranged around 
the foot-lights while baskets of sweetpeas and carnations 
adorned the tables and pianos. 

Miss Moye's selections, though difficult, were rendered 
beautifully and with much ease. Miss Chapman, in her 
usual pleasing manner, assisted Miss Moye in the Duo, which 
was one of the best selections on the program. The vocal 
selections by Miss Settle were up to her usual standard and 
merited the hearty applause which they received. Miss Moye 
graduates in piano this year, and is one of the most talented 
students in the Music Department of the College. 

The following program was rendered : 

1. Polka de Concert Sherwood 

2. Fantasia Impromptu in C sharp minor Chopin 

3. Soprano- — Kathleen Mavourneen Crouch 

4. Mazurka de Concert Emil Leibling 

5. Witches' Dance Paganini Wallace 

6. Soprano — Sunset Dudley Buck 

7. Duo — Capriccio Op. 22 Mendelssohn 

(Orchestral parts on 2nd piano.) 

Susie M. 

188 The Radiant 


The second graduating recital of the year was given on 
Thursday evening, May 6th, by Miss Lillian Chapman, as- 
sisted by Miss Ruth Hardy, soprano, and Miss Henrietta 
Moye, piano. 

The stage was beautifuly decorated with ferns, snowballs 
and liLlies, which were tastefully arranged, and made the 
scene very attractive. Miss Chapman rendered her selections 
beautifully and displayed her special talent for music. The 
solos by Miss Hardy were sung in her usual charming man- 
ner, and were much enjoyed by all. Miss Moye assisted Miss 
Chapman in the Duo, and played her part very skillfully. 

Miss Chapman is one of the graduates in piano this year, 
and her musical ability as well as her amiable way has made 
her very popular among the faculty and student body. The 
program was as follows : 

1. Concert Etude in C minor MacFayden 

2. (a) Etude, Op. 10, No. 5 Chopin 

(b) Album Leaf (for left hand) Spross 

3. Soprano — Will O' the Wisp Spross 

4. Polonaise Op. 53 Chopin 

5. Soprano — Jean Spross 

6. Song of the Sea Harriet Ware 

7. Duo-Concerto, Op. 40 Chaminade 

(Orchestral parts on 2nd piano.) 

Susie M. 

The Radiant 189 

The Alethian Literary Society began the 1914-15 session 
with promising prospects. Thirty new members were 
added, and Miss Ruth Whitley was made president, Miss 
Fannie Moye secretary, and other needed officers were eleetcd 
for the first semester. In January officers were re-elected. 
Miss Mary Belle Smith was made president and Miss Lucy 
Brothers secretary. 

This has been one of the most enjoyable and helpful years 
during the entire history of the society. 

A play was given at the annual opening session. All of 
the programs have been indeed interesting and helpful. 
This was due to the fact that each member, when called 
upon, took an active part. 

Although the Hesperian Society was outnumbered in 
members this year by the Alethian Society, it has neverthe- 
less done good work. A great advancement has been made 
in training the young ladies and helping them to render 
their programs with grace and ease. 

Several amendments have been added to the constitution 
which have proven helpful. Many interesting programs 
have been given during the year the most enjoyable of which 
was the "Open Session" given by Miss Florence Davis, of 
St. Mary's College. As the members leave for their respec- 
tive homes we hope that the love for their society may still 
live in their hearts and that they will return next year with 
renewed energy, vim and vigor to carry on the work of the 
society and help it to be beneficial to all. 


Vol. VII. 

APRIL, 1915. 

No. 3. 

Published four times a year, in November, January, April, 
and June, by the Publication Committee of Atlantic Chris- 
tian College, Wilson, N. C. 

The Highest Expression of Christian Education: 
"Ignorance is Vice; Knowledge, Virtue." 

Entered as second-class matter March 22, 1909, at post- 
office at Wilson, N. C, under the act of March 3, 1879. 

Editor Bessie Hodges 

Literary Editor Henrietta Moye 

Business Manager B. F. Oden 

In this issue of The Radiant we present the graduating 
essays of those graduating from the Literary Department. 
These young ladies are to be commended for the choice of 
their subjects as well as for the way in which they handled 

The Badiant 191 

them. We also present the class prophecy and poem, and 

regret very much that we could not get the last will and 
testament and other class material. 

What has become of our societies ? This is a very frequent 
question these days. Two years ago the Alethian and Hes- 
perian Societies, which at the time, were composed of both 
iboys and girls, were remodeled and those little pesky things 
— the boys — were told to get. Thus those dear, wee little, de- 
fenseless things, the girls, were left to work out their salva- 
tion with fear and trembling. This necessitated the organi- 
zation of another boys' society, the outcome of which is that 
we have two girls' societies and two boys' societies. The idea 
behind this was to restrain the society spirit and create more 
of a college spirit. It was remarked, at the time, that the 
first of these two effects — the restraining of the society spirit 
— would be attained, but that the last, the creation of a college 
spirit was doubtful, and, if anything, with the break-down of 
society spirit would come the decay of college spirit. Ap- 
parently, a truer prophecy could not have been made. Both 
society and college spirit are tame. How long before those 
pesky little things will be allowed to come home to their ac- 
customed places ? 

There has occurred a misunderstanding between the boys 
and girls which is to be very much regretted. jSTobody seems 
to know exactly what this misunderstanding is. It is more 
than a quarrel between two individuals ; it is a dignified mis- 
understanding between the fair and the faie. From the 
best information I can obtain, the trouble seems to be this : 
The young men of the college, moved with compassion for the 
girls, out of the generosity of their hearts, tendered them a 
banquet. The girls wanted the banquet — that is, they wanted 
a good supper — but did not want to be under any obligations 

192 The Radiant 

to the young men. It seems as if some of the girls were 
afraid that they would have to compromise their social status 
by deigning to give to some boy who had never thought of such 
a thing, a sweet hour of torment listening to their silly talk. 
Is it not possible that these girls were counting the chicks 
before the eggs hatched ? The outcome of all this is that the 
boys have decided upon a new course for their banquet for 
next year. The pleasure of the girls being the only object in 
giving the banquet, and the presence of the young men de- 
tracting from their pleasure, we are going to give them a 
banquet all to themselves where they can enjoy all the good 
things to eat without being tantalized by the presence of the 
boys. However, I want to say to the girls that they do not 
know what great men they have rejected. And lastly, if the 
above does not settle our differences, we will take it to the 
"Hague Peace Conference" for adjudication. 

— B. H. Oden. 




Meta Baerington". 

Among the magazines this month, several new ones have 
reached us, and we are glad to welcome them. The ex- 
changes, as a whole, are the test of the year. It has been 
a pleasure to examine them. 

The April issue of the "State Xomial Magazine" is inter- 
esting throughout. The article, "The Development of the 
JSTatural Resources of JSTorth Carolina," is the best one of 
the issue. We learn from it that !S"orth Carolina is devel- 
oping such resources as fishing, timbering, mining, manufac- 
turing, stock raising, fruit growing, and truck farming, as 
well as cotton and tobacco growing. The subject is inter- 
esting and well treated, giving credit to the magazine. The 
Contributors' Club is an important feature of the magazine 
and is better than usual in the last edition. The editorials 
as usual are splendid. 

"St. Mary's Muse," for April, contains an unusually fine 
essay, "A Glimpse of Shakespeare and His Friends at the 
'Mermaid Tavern.' " The article is a study of the Eliza* 
bethan writers in an interesting form. The stories, poems 
and school news are all good this month and we commend 
the April edition. 

The "Acorn," from Meredith, usually contains an essay 
on some historical subject. This month the subject is 
"Manorial Village Li,fe," which shows a good deal of re- 
search work and is one of the best articles we have seen in 
the "Acorn" this year. "The Toil of Children" is a well- 

194 The Radiant 

prepared subject on child labor, showing the necessity of 
compulsory education. The last two issues of the "Acorn" 
are splendid except they show a lack of poetry. 

"The University Magazine," from the University of North 
Carolina, is one of the best magazines we have received this 
year. "The Golden Butterfly" is the longest and best story 
of any of the April magazines. "Pan-Slavism and the Great 
War" is interesting and the poems of the magazine contain 
thought and music. 

"The Asheville School Review," from Asheville School, 
has several interesting articles. The first one in the maga- 
zine treats of the development of the aeroplane in this and 
foreign countries and tells of value to warring nations today. 
The story, "The Lucas Ghost," has its scene near Charleston 
and is a story of one of the old aristocratic South Carolina 
families. The exciting story keeps the interest to the end. 

Other magazines we have received are : "The Exponent," 
Washington, D. C. ; "The College Message," Greensboro, 
X. C. ; "WofTord College Journal," Spartanburg, S. C. ; 
"The Training School Quarterly," Greenville, 1ST. C. ; "Red 
and White," Raleigh, X. C ; "The Tattler," Elizabeth City, 
X. C. ; "Guilfordian," Guilford, X. C. ; "Trinity Chron- 
icle," Durham, X. C. ; "Hamiltonian," Lexington, Ky. ; 
"Florida Elambeau," Tallahassee, Ela., and "The Univer- 
sity Xews Letter," Chapel Hill, X. C. 

The Radiant 195 


Dr. Jesse C Caldwell President 

Prof. E. L. Barham Principal 

C. M. Farmer Principal of the Boys 



Ruth Whitley President 

Claire Hodges Vice-President 

Fannie Moye Secretary 

Bessie Hodges Treasurer 

Henrietta Moye Pianist 

Elizabeth Kinsey Assistant Pianist 

Willa Chestntttt .Chaplain 


Lill Chapman President 

Fannie Manning Vice-President 

Jessie Hodges Secretary and Treasurer 

Grace Holiday Pianist 

Meta Barrington Chaplain 


L. E. Sadler President 

J. E. Vause Vice-President 

Z. B. Potter Secretary 

A. H. Wells Treasurer 

B. F. Oden Critic 

G. H. LeGrand Chaplain 


L. L. Smith President 

Walter Mercer Vice-President 

Earnest Pascall Secretary 

196 The .Radiant 

B. F. Scarborough Treasurer 

Sam Jones Critjic 

J. W. Waters .Chaplain 


"Blue and Gold." 

Mary Belle Smith Editor-in-Chief 

Claire Hodges. Assistant Editor 

"The Bugle." 

Sallie Hadley Editor-in-Chief 

Irma Cannon Assistant Editor 


Prof. W. O. Lappin President 

Miss Pearl Faye Monk Vice-President 

J. M. Waters Treasurer 

S. L. Sadler Secretary 


Bertha Williams President 

Annie Laurie Lang Vice-President 

Henrietta Moye Secretary and Treasurer 



Mary Belle Smith Captain 


Claire Hodges Captain 

The Radiant 197 


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Al Branch Coach 

R. S. Collins Secretary and Treasurer 

Sam Jones Manager 


T. A. Cozart Captain 

L. H. Winstead Coach, and Manager 


J. E. Vause President 

John S. Rose Treasurer 


Bessie Hodges Editor-in-Chief 

Henrietta Moye Literary Editor 

L. S. Sadler Collegiate Editor 

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Meta Barrington Exchange Editor 

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A Narrow Escape (story) Raleigh Hales 

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There are fancier schools than "our own little school" ; there 

are schools that are bigger than this, 
And the students who go to the larger schools don't know 

what excitement they miss. 
There are things you can have in a wealthier school that 

is small, 
And yet up and down there is no other school like "our own 

little school" after all. 
It may be that the hall that runs through our school isn't 

long, isn't wide, isn't straight, 
But the students you know in "our own little school" all 

welcome a fellow — it's great. 
In the much larger halls of a much larger school with its 

students and noise and thrall, 
In the midst of the throng you frequently long for "our 

own little school" after all. 
If you live and you work in "our own little school," 
In spite of the fact that it is small, 
You will find it a fact that "our own little school" is the 

best kind of school "at all." 

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Maude Bowen. 

If people could only realize or fully appreciate tie signi- 
ficance of the word "Christmas/' surely there would be more 
real joy and happiness everywhere than there is. 

The world has a queer way of hiding under the glamor 
of visible beauty and brightness, much that would "moisten 
the eyes to see and burden the heart to know." On city 
streets are joyous throngs, pleasure seeking, who crowd the 
pathways; the air is full of laughter and pleasant speech of 
men and women, to whom the world seems kind. The ever- 
green holly with its ruddy berries, the flowers with radiant 
color and fruits stored in windows of glass seem to vie with 
diamonds and rubies that rich men buy to prove their Christ- 
mas kindness. And the laughter that is heard sounds like 
a general chorus to the music which comes from all kinds 
of places, attuning the hearts of many to the merry Christ- 
mas time. Yes, people rush from store to store to buy 
things pleasing to the eye, and in their great preparation 
for the Yuletide forget the ones who are almost forsaken by 
the world. They also forget to be thankful and remember 
why they are to celebrate the day called "Christmas." 

It would be no great effort for one in all his happiness 
to help those who are ill-clad, hungry and facing the bitter 
winds with weary feet, trying to earn a few cents to buy 
bread for the Christmas feast. Women who are alone, toil- 
ing each day that they may not die of hunger are scarcely 
ever thought of by many people. Ragged, homeless men, too, 
lie tossing restlessly in agony, thinking in dull horror of 
the better Christmases gone by in other days! And in the 
hearts of the unfortunate not one gleam of hope shines ; they 
are truly living in the "valley of the shadow of death!" 
Still there are lives immeasureably worse than these. In 
some homes the children are driven by cruel or drunken 

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parents into the streets at midnight! Many wives, making 
ready for Christmas day, are beaten by men from saloons. 

What must God think when groans and shrieks from hu- 
man lips rise from sordid homes and mingle with the bells 
that tell the world of God's Son who loved them all and 
came to earth to bring good will and peace? Or rather 
what should Christian people do to end the discord and 
give Christ the world he died to save? 

It would do our hearts good to become a part of the com- 
pany who prepare for every real pleasure available on Christ- 
mas day. God does not want us to be miserable because 
many are, for that would do no good, but He does wish us 
to do the very best we can for ourselves and others. He 
would rather see us glad with hearts that ask no more than 
to witness our needless discontent. Naturally if a person 
would do his duty the Christmas charity would be a per- 
manent emotion, causing him to work so that each Christ- 
mas would be a better one for all people through the con- 
stant force of Christian wisdom. 

What a glorious thing it is to work to bring it nearer to 
both rich and poor in the right way ! 


Meta Barrington. 

The Age of Romanticism was the second creative period of 
English literature. During this period the ideal of liberty 
was predominant, and after the turmoil of the first part of the 
age the writers thoroughly expressed this ideal of liberty and 
the romantic tendencies in their writing. The age was one 
in which poetry was predominant, although some prose was 
produced. One writer of the age was an exponent of the 

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period in both prose and poetry. This man was Robert 

Robert Southey was born in Bristol, England, August 12, 
1774. His parents were not wealthy, but from them he in- 
herited the very desirable qualities of common sense and 
buoyant spirits, which were of more value to the son than 
riches would have been. It is not probable that ■ Southey' s 
parents even dreamed that lying dormant in young Southey 
were qualities that after developing would make a literary 
man; nevertheless, they desired him to be educated.. At an 
early age he was sent to Bath to live with a half sister of his 
mother in order to attend school. Southey naturally grew 
lonely in this home of his maiden aunt, but she was a thought- 
ful woman and directed the young mind to reading. In a 
very short time he was interested in such writers as Beau- 
mont, Fletcher, Shakespeare and especially Spenser. The 
few books to which he had access were often re-read. We 
realize by his diligent study in early life that Southey had 
the characteristics of a scholar. After being sent to West- 
minster to school Southey, who was frank in expressing his 
opinion, was dismissed because of a paper he had written on 
school punishment which was very much out of harmony with 
the ideas of the faculty. From Westminster he was sent to 
Baliol College, but we have no record of his receiving a 
degree there. 

Southey gained lasting friends while he was in school and 
soon after leaving he formed friendships with Wordsworth, 
Coleridge, and Lovell. With these latter friends influences 
were cast over Southey results of which lasted throughout life. 

A scheme was formed between them of establishing a Pan- 
tisocracy in America. Their plan was to> marry and live 
along the Susquehannah River, where they were to do manual 
and mental labor and rear their children in the new land of 
America. The scheme was not pleasing to Southey's aunt 
and she withdrew her aid from him. An uncle of his thought 
that a trip to Portugal would cure him of his plans, and he 

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took him to Lisbon. Southey returned to England cured of 
the idea of the Pantisocracy, but filled with poetical schemes. 

The day he left for Portugal Southey secretly married a 
sister-in-law of Lovell, who was Miss Edith Fricker. Love 
had played well its part between the two and true affection 
for each other continued throughout their lives. Southey 
and his wife, after his return from Portugal, lived in Lon- 
don, where he toiled over law books for a year. Three differ- 
ent professions were attempted by Southey. Under the strain 
of working at objectionable trades his health gave way. He 
and his wife took a second trip to Portugal, after which his 
health was much improved. They settled at Greta Hall, 

Here Southey labored at his calling of literature and we 
become acquainted with him in his home life. Southey acted 
the part of father to members of three families. Under the 
roof of the Southey home were the remarkable Hartley and 
Sara Coleridge, his own five children and. a brother of 
Southey. All these loved him and by the labor of his brain 
he supported them. These children possessed a number of 
cats with which Southey seems to have been familiar, for he 
once wrote a humorous article taking them as his subject. 
Southey was never too busy to devote a part of his time to 
social life. A man of his early acquaintance once came into 
the neighborhood of Southey. He knew that Southey's life 
was that of a student and scholar and hated to interrupt him, 
but the friend sent word to Southey that if he could spare the 
time he would be glad to see him for a while. Southey an- 
swered the message in person and kept the friend as guest for 
two days, entertaining him by long, long walks through the 

Southey did not live a public life, although it seems that he 
could have done so had he desired. Once he was Secretary to 
the Exchequer of Ireland, but soon gave up the position. A 
seat in Parliament and a Baronetcy were offered him, but 
both were refused. Cambridge bestowed upon him the degree 

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of LL. D., but a like one from Oxford he refused. He was 
made Poet Laureate in 1813, and that office, which had been 
gradually sinking in prominence since the time of Dryden, 
was raised to its high estate. 

For more than fifty years Southey labored at his calling, 
which he loved. He was even childlike in his curiosity to see 
his works in print. Southey is a true "example of -untiring 
industry in literary pursuits."* He worked mechanically 
and regularly, producing many volumes. He loved his books, 
and his library was one of the most extensive in England. 
Even after he became speechless and imbecile, he wandered 
around his library, taking down his books and fondly pressing 
them to his lips. 

He died March 21, 1843, worn out by mental work, after 
having been married one year to his second wife. He is 
buried in Crosthwaite Churchyard with his first wife and 

Southey was generally classed with Wordsworth and Cole- 
ridge, but this is true because of personal association rather 
than by literary gifts. His steadfastness and patience in his 
work and his helpfulness to those about him cause him to be 
a worthy associate of his friends with whom he is classed, f 

The works of this literary man are numerous, for it was a 
custom of his to write something every day. His poetry in- 
cludes ten volumes, while his prose includes forty volumes. 
His works are classed as poetical, historical, critical and 
biographical. Because the age was pre-eminently poetic, 
Southey wrote poetry to please his readers and make money, 
otherwise he would have used the prose form for nearly all 
of his writings. 

Southey was an ambitious poet. Such adjectives as gran- 
deur, picturesque, conversational, artistic and pleasing are 
used in describing his poems. His "Ode Written During 


fLoi-g's English Literature. 

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the Negotiations for Peace/' was gladly received, "and since 
Milton's poems there has been no occasional poem equal to it 
in grandeur and power, nor indeed equal to it in art."* 

Throughout his works one finds occasionally that Southey 
expresses a penetrating insight into human life and nature. 
To give an example of Southey's pleasing effect we might 
quote the opening lines of "Thalaba" : 

"How beautiful is night ! 
A dewy freshness fills the silent air; 
No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain, 
Breaks the serene of Heaven: 
In full-orbed glory yonder moon divine, 
Rolls through the dark blue depths. 
Beneath her steady ray 
The desert circle spreads, 
Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky. 
How beautiful is night!" 

Only one poet ever excelled Southey in his wonderful 
manipulation of words. An example of this fact is the poem 
"Lodore," which was prompted by a request of the children 
to tell them in rhyme how the water came down at Lodore. 
Other poems are: "Curse of Kehama," "Madoc," "Roderick," 
"Well of St. Keyne," "The Incape Rock," and "Auld Cloots." 

Of Southey's prose works perhaps the most noteworthy 
are: "Life of Nelson," a classic biography; "Lives of British 
Admirals," in which patriotism is vigorous and healthy; 
"Common Place Book," which is full of interest and curiosity, 
and "Lives of Cowper and Wesley," which contain sound 
criticism. "The truest Southey is in his letters, the loyal, 
gallant, tender-hearted and truthful man."f Byrou said : 
"Southey's prose is perfect ; for good, sound, natural, un- 
assuming prose he is unsurpassed." "In his prose and in his 

*Taylor's "Essay on Southey." 
fEncyclopedia Brittannica. 

50 The Radiant 

criticism we of a later generation could do worse than learn 
from Southey; his soher writing is an excellent corrective 
for our prevailing faults."* "Take him for all in all, his 
ardent and genial piety, his moral strength, the magnitude 
and variety of his powers, the field which he covered in liter- 
ature, and the beauty of his life, it may be said of him, 
justly and with no straining of the truth, that of all his con- 
temporaries he was the greatest man."f 

^Encyclopedia Brittannica. 
fTaylor, "Essay on Southey." 


Raleigh Hales. 

Tom Rountree, George Davis, Herbert Boykin and John 
Anderson were up bright and early Monday morning, ready 
to start for Cape Lookout, where they hoped to catch a big 
mess of fish that day. Cape Lookout is a United States life 
saving station, about fifteen miles from Morehead City, -EST. 
C. It has the shape of an enormous horseshoe, and is a 
welcome sight to ships in distress or need. The young fishers' 
mode of transportation was a sturdy little gasoline launch, 
about twenty-five feet long, comfortably and safely equip- 
ped. The weather was perfect when they left Morehead, ex- 
cept for a little breeze which was hardly noticeable, and they 
had no idea what an exciting day was ahead of them. 

They passed Shaekleford's Banks, the Sea Buoy, and the 
Inlet, three very dangerous points in a stormy sea, at high 
tide, slack water, encountering not the slightest danger. After 
passing through the Inlet into the ocean they prepared two 
lines, which they trolled all the way to the Cape, and suc- 
ceeded in catching a good-sized boxful of fish, mostly horse- 
mackerel and trout. When within about three miles of the 
Cape one of the boys said he was thirsty, and the others said 

The Radiant 51 

they also were. They thereupon looked in the water-cooler 
for some water, and to their utter surprise and dismay, they 
found not a drop. They had failed to get any ice or water 
before leaving. They increased the speed of their boat, in 
order to reach the Cape more speedily. They had eaten all 
the bananas, potted ham, bread, etc, that Herbert had thought 
to buy before leaving, and were also getting hungry. Their 
combined hunger and thirst made the boys anxious indeed, 
and they looked longingly toward the Cape. In a little while, 
although it seemed a century to the boys, they reached the 
harbor, which had sheltered so many. After anchoring their 
boat, they waded to shore, bringing their boxful of fish with 
them. They went to a fisherman's house, and asked for some 
water and the privilege to cook their fish on his stove. He 
gave them all the water they wanted, and told them that his 
son, a splendid cook, would fry their fish for them for a 
small sum of money. The boys agreed to pay his price, and 
the fisherman's son soon had their fish frying and some 
coffee boiling. He had also gone to the Cape bakery and. 
bought some hot rolls to eat with the fish. The boys could 
hardly wait for dinner, they were so hungry. When dinner 
was over, the boys rested a while, and then fished in and 
about the Cape, and caught some trout, sheephead, a huge 
sea turtle, and various other species of sea animals. George 
happened to glance toward the sky, and to his amazement, 
saw a heavy, black cloud, which boded no good. George told 
the rest of the boys to look, and all were astounded by the 
sudden discovery. They decided to leave right away. 

Before they started, a brisk wind sprang up, which in- 
creased their anxiety to its height. They put on all the speed 
they dared under such conditions, and patiently waited to see 
what was going to happen. When about half way to More- 
head, a storm came up, and the sea was rolling and foaming 
like an angered giant. The sky grew black, and it began 
to thunder and lightning with fearful force. The boys' craft 
was tossed about like a feather in a north wind. Now the 

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boat would be down between two mountain-like waves, and 
the next moment be hurled with violence to the crest of a 
wave, and it would seem as though their boat would be broken 
in two or completely swamped. The boys, drenched and 
scared, did all they could, but to no avail. All gave up, ex- 
hausted, and, after saying a short prayer, they sat down and 
trusted in Providence to bring them safely home. After 
about forty-five minutes of such weather, the storm quieted 
somewhat, and they felt comparatively safe. When they 
reached the channel at Morehead, their engine stopped, but a& 
there were a number of boats anchored here and there they 
had no trouble in getting one to tow them to their dock. When 
they reached shore, they fervently thanked God for their 
safe delivery, and declared they would be more careful in 
trusting in the weather in the future. 

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There's nothing so fine as this boy of mine; 

Yon may search the world o'er, from pole to pole, 
From India's sands to the westernmost shore, 

And his peer you'll ne'er find, in heart, brain or soul 

'Mong the millions you see in this world-wide search, 

For this boy of mine is peerless on earth. 
And my God only knows how I've prayed that His hand 

Might mold my son from the hour of his birth. 

And how truly wise this molding has been 

Fills with boundless thanks my grateful heart, 

For this boy of mine is a man so rare 

That I feel 'twould be death from him to part. 

And my deathless love for this boy of mine 

Doth teach me sympathy, deep and broad 
For all boys whate'er their race or clime, 

For all mothers, too, they are loved by the Lord. 

Most bitterly aches my heart, dear God. 

For the sonless mothers across the sea 
Who've had to give their be c t, their sons, 

As precious to them as mine to me. 

And to Thee, thou compassionate Prince of Peace, 
Comes the anguished cry of all motherhood 

That this dreadful carnage of blood may cease 
For the sake of humanity's lasting good. 

And, dear Father, with the mother heart, 

As I pray for those mothers across the sea 
Forgive the selfish love which pleads, 

Spare, oh, spare, my son to me ! 

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Bonita Wolff. 

It had rained all night, but when dawn approached the 
rain ceased, the clouds scattered and when Ethel opened 
her eyes Christmas morning the sun was shining in' through 
her window. She lay a moment enjoying the beautiful 
sunlight before her mind turned to the stocking hanging by 
the chimney. She jumped out of bed with a cry of delight, 
but a moment later she turned away with tears in her eyes. 
Her stocking was empty. 

Ethel sat by the window for a long time thinking. It 
was the first time in her life that her stocking had not 
been filled. Her mind naturally turned to her father who 
had died during the past year. He had always been very 
bright and cheerful, and her mother had been happy too, 
in those days, but now everything was changed. Her mother 
cried most of the time and the little home was a dreary 
place. Ethel had looked forward to Christmas as a time 
when even her mother would be happy. Of course the child 
knew that it had been hard to obtain food and fuel, but she 
could not understand why that should keep Santa Olaus from 
filling her stocking. 

About noon Ethel was sitting before the small fire doing 
her best to keep back the tears when there came a knock on 
the door. 

"Come in," she called. 

The door opened and one of her little playmates entered. 
She brushed aside her tears and greeted her little friend 
with a brave smile and a bright 

"Good morning, Gloden." 

The little friend was quick to detect the tear stains and 
insisted upon knowing what the trouble was. Ethel told 
her all about the empty stocking and felt better for having 
done so. Gloden was very sympathetic and comforted Ethel 

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with her kind words and cheery smile, but she did not tell 
her disappointed playmate all that was going on in her 

Gloden was the only child of a wealthy banker and con- 
sequently her Christmas morning had been quite different 
from Ethel's. She left Ethel in the early part of the after- 
noon and walked slowly home, avoiding the mud and puddles 
of water and thinking all the while. 

When she reached home Gloden called her mother out into 
the hall where she might talk with her and her alone, for 
friends and relatives had gathered in the big house to spend 
Christmas day and were now seated in the living room 
around the open fire-place. 

When she had told her plan and found her mother as eager 
and interested as she was herself, Gloden went to work 
in her own quiet way to accomplish unaided her aim. 

Late that afternoon there came a knock at Ethel's door, 
who opened it in time to find a big basket full of wonderful 
toys and good things to eat, but she was too late to see a 
slender little figure step quickly back into the shadows. 

Daisy Manning. 

The crowd was gathering and groups of boys and girls 
could be seen talking excitedly. The train was due at 
eleven and it was five minutes to train time. The very air 
was filled with a breathless interest. 

After the train came and the passengers alighted, the 
crowd moved on down the street, blowing horns, waving flags 
and singing songs, until they reached the school grounds. 

Here they divided into lines, each school making a sepa- 
rate line. After things had quieted, the county superintendent 

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made a short talk, telling the people where to go for the 
oratorical exercises. After this address dinner was served, 
everybody spreading his lunch and all eating together. 

Then the boys and girls began to march in lines to the 
opera house, where the exercises were to be held. The house 
was crowded and nothing could be heard except the babbling 
of voices. But at the signal from the superintendent the 
noise was hushed. He announced the first speaker. 

This speaker, pale and trembling with fear, came to the 
front. She surveyed the large crowd and her courage failed 
her; she wanted to run and hide; she could not utter a 
sound.. However after a few minutes she began her speech, 
which was almost inaudible and void of expression, and 
without spirit. But the raising of a certain flag in the back 
of the hall and the anxious faces of her schoolmates rising 
above the heads of the audience thrilled her with the respon- 
sibility of her position. She must win the prize, not for 
herself but for the school. Her voice rose, rang out and 
carried all the spirit and animation that the frail body could 
muster. Her eyes flashed and her whole body seemed filled 
with the message. It was her story, her love song; she 
was saving the life of her lover, and as the end neared she 
raised on her toes and used all the strength she had to send 
out over the large building her song. The last lines were 
said and the girl hurried off the stage to fall in a faint. 

After two hours she regained consciousness to find that 
she had won the prize, not only for herself but for her 

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Claire Hodges. 

The beautiful and impressive life of William Wordsworth 
contrasts very remarkably with the sad career of his friend, 
Samuel Taylor Coleridge. A correct impression of their 
lives may be obtained from the words of the poets them- 
selves. Wordsworth, speaking of his life and of his sister's 
contribution to it, said: 

"She gave me eyes, she gave me ears, 
And humble cares, and delicate fears, 
A heart, the fountain of sweet tears, 
And love and joy and thought." 

Coleridge, the man of dreams, portrayed a wonderful pic- 
ture of his own life: 

"A grief without a pang, void, dark and drear, 
A stifled, drowsy, unimpassioned grief, 
Which finds no natural outlet, no relief, 
In word, or sigh, or tear. v 

Although Wordsworth was never a wealthy man, still his 
financial aifairs were not a source of constant worry to him. 
Coleridge, even in his youth, had trouble meeting his finan- 
cial obligations. A large part of his education was obtained 
at the Charity School of Christ's Hospital. His college 
career was not a very successful one. Once he ran away 
on account of a trifling debt which he was unable to pay. 
During his entire life Wordsworth was blessed with perfect 
health, while the latter part of his friend's life was sadly 
marred by the use of injurious opiates. This habit was 
brought on by his intense suffering with neuralgia. Words- 


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worth bore all the trials of his career with remarkable forti- 
tude. To him was given the "vigor of the Stoic," while Cole- 
ridge possessed the "compassion of the Christian." Words- 
worth's environments were inspiring to the full development 
of his genius, while Hazlett said of Coleridge: "To the 
man had been given in high measure the seeds of noble en- 
dowment, but to unfold them, had been forbidden him." 

Frequent glimpses of the physical life of Wordsworth are 
reflected in the foundation of his poetic life. Nor do Cole- 
ridge's works differ greatly from his life, for both life and 
works are fragmentary, incomplete and obscure. Words- 
worth sees into the heart of common things of life. He is 
a poet of the earth, but Coleridge is inspired by his poetic 
powers to soar beyond the material world into the realms 
of dreams and mystery. Wordsworth's poetry, sympathetic 
and philosophic, is filled with imaginative insight, while that 
of Coleridge glows with melody and beauty: 

"As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean." 

Both poets were dreamers. Wordsworth liked to be alone, 
to wander about the fields and woods He never considered 
himself alone when he was with nature and nature's children 
were his most intimate associates. The trees, the fields and 
the woods were his companions. . . . Common things 
of nature spoke to him memorable things. 

Coleridge possessed a very vivid imagination. He once 
said, "My eyes make pictures when they are shut." The 
lives of both poets were wonderously influenced by the fruit- 
ful suggestiveness of Wordsworth's sister, Dorothy. Although 
Dorothy did not write still her presence was a very essential 
factor in the success of the work of the two poets. 

Although the poets led very different lives, nevertheless 
there are similar characteristics in their poetry. The similar- 
ity is not in the poetry itself, because Wordsworth's work 
is the poetry of sincerity and inspiration, and 'Coleridge's 

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is the "indulgence in romance." Music and imaginative ele- 
ments are in the productions of both. Each man was blessed 
with the ability to see and appreciate the beautiful. 

However similar or dissimilar were the lives and works 
of Wordsworth and Coleridge, they both have made con- 
tributions to literature, which will hold permanent places 
in the literature of England and will cause the names of 
William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge to be 
remembered as long as literature holds any interest for man- 


Vol. VIII. 

December, 1915. 

No. 2. 

Published four times a year, in November, January, April, 
and June, by the Publication Committee of Atlantic Chris- 
tian College, Wilson, N. C. 

The Highest Expression of Christian Education : 
"Ignorance is Vice; Knowledge, Virtue." 

Entered as second-class matter March 22, 1909, at post- 
office at Wilson, N, C, under the act of March 3, 1879. 

Editor-in-Chief Claire Hodges 

Business Manager Sam Jones 

Assistant Business Manager Ben Mattox 

This second issue of The Radiant is now in your hands 
and we earnestly solicit your co-operation and your friendly 
criticism. The main object in publishing our college maga- 
zine is to develop any latent talent that our students may 
possess. The contents are therefore not confined to the more 

The Radiant 61 

advanced students, but the freshmen and even the preps some- 
times contribute articles. This number is well represented 
by them. 

This year we are endeavoring to get out a Christmas issue 
and since such a number has not been issued heretofore, amid 
the haste of preparation we fear The Radiant may lack the 
festive spirit. We assure our friends that the Christmas 
spirit is alive in college and students are eagerly counting- 
days, even hours, before their release from work and return 
to loved ones. All are anticipating a glorious time during 
the holidays and so many festive occasions are occurring 
now that our grades will suffer thereby. This Christmas 
time is not only a time of delight and pleasure, but also a 
time to remember the sick, the unfortunate, the poor, all 
of God's afflicted ones. Let us bear this truth ir.- mind as 
we go to our homes and that doing little acts of kindness 
only enhances our pleasure and enriches our lives. The wave 
of prosperity that is rolling over the entire country assures 
us of a bountiful supply of good things and our dreams of 
Santa and his full pack are many and pleasant. 

To our friends, one and all, to our readers everywhere, 
The Radiant staff send sincere wishes for a most merry 
Christmas and a prosperous and happy New Year. 

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Miss Humphrey — Where did Robert Louis Stevenson 
travel before he came to America? 
Herbert — In California. 

Charlotte — Girls, when I die I'm going to Raleigh. 

Ruth— Why? 

■Charlotte — Because that's my heaven. 

Dr. Caldwell (on Greek class) — Otto, how many genders 
are there? 

Otto — Three: first, second and third. 

Olga (on history) — The German Emperor controlled the 
local bishops. 

Willa (aside) — I only wish I did. 

Wanted — To know why Ruth Whitley smiles so sweetly 
on Bible class. — Sam Jones. 

Wanted — To know what the Annual is. — Thos. Barnes. 

Wanted — To know how a tired woman "folds her parti- 
ciple." — Freshman Rhetoric Class. 

Miss Salmon (on rhetoric) — Discuss arrangement, Mr. 

Mr. Waters — The English language is a non-reflected 
language, etc. 

In a sophomore literary test on the early part of the 
Elizabethan age, Miss Salmon was much edified by informa- 
tion received. The same girl said, "The exasperation of 
the lSTew World fired the imagination and spurred the ambi- 

The Radiant 63 

tion of the Elizabethans" and that "The New World traveled 
to Italy, Greece and Constantinople, felt the influence of 
their art and culture and came home to spread this culture." 
Another girl told that "Romantic schools were established" 
during this age, — a young man informed her that "the coun- 
try was dead." 

Wanted — To be a Farmers wife. — ? \ ? 

Revised Ancient History. 

Satrap al was the religion of Persia. 

Marathon was the battle in which Jerusalem was cap- 

Cambyses started to capture Greece and got as far as 
the Punjab. 

The Phoenicians adopted the English language into their 

Cadmus was a mountain. 

Peloponnesus was a city. 

Hellenes was a man who went with the Greeks to bring 
Helen back. 

Perioece was a city in Northern Greece. 

Pelopidas and his companions disguised themselves as 
dogs and captured the citadel of Thebes. 

Wanted — A "Brother's" love. — "Slickums." 

Wanted — To know how Abraham could appear on the Mt. 
of Transfio-uration without beino- resurrected. — -John Rose. 

Wanted- — Carlyle Dempsie's speech on uniting the so- 
cieties to print in The Radiant. — The Radiant staff. 

Wanted — A Hardy help-meet. — A Farmer. 

Wanted — Fun that will split both sides at a time. — Wit 

64 The Radiant 

Wanted — Brown and Wells to get chicken for the ban- 
quet. — The Boys. 

Wanted — To know what to bait the hook with to catch 
oysters. — Ralph Wilson. 

Wanted — To know why Elsie said : 
"It's not the things you do, dear, but the things you leave 

That cause a bit of heartache at the setting of the sun." 

— Warren. 

Wanted — To know which one of the girls is indifferent to 
boys. — The Faculty. 

Wanted — To be led by moving Waters. — Emilyn Mid- 

Punctuation of the classes : 
Freshman: — . 
Sophomore: !. 
Junior : ? 
Senior: . 

Discovered — Why Eliza "dressed up so" the night of the 
Hesperian play. — The girls. 

Ada Grey — Oh girls ! I made a hundred today. 

Olga — What on? 

Ada Grey — Fifty on English and fifty on Algebra. 

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On the 15th of November, at her home in Georgetown, 
Ky., Miss Elizabeth Ford was united in marriage to Mr. 
Winston C. Cooper, of Wilson, 1ST. C. Friends and rela- 
tives were present to shower congratulations and good wishes 
on the happy couple. 

Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Cooper left 
for an extended trip to New York and Washington. 

Mrs. Cooper is the attractive daughter of Mr. John Ford, 
a prominent attorney of Georgetown. For two years she was 
in charge of the Department of Modern Languages at At- 
lantic Christian College. Her work was most successful, 
and she was much loved by students and faculty. 

Mr. Cooper is connected with the Brett Engineering Co., 
of Wilson, and is a young man of energy and enterprise, 
and has the confidence and esteem of a large circle of 

The Radiant gladly welcomes them to Wilson, and to 
the college, and wishes for them through life the joy and 
happiness that they so well deserve. 

On November 3, 1915, Miss Meta G. Uzzle was married 
to Mr. Wiley G. Barnes at the home of her mother, Mrs. 
Geo. F. Uzzle, Wilson's Mills, N. C. 

Miss Uzzle was a former teacher of Piano in Atlantic 
Christian College. She is winning and attractive in per- 
sonality and made many friends while here. She possesses 
the qualities that go to make a fine type of character, and 
Mr. Barnes is indeed to be congratulated. 

The parlor was beautifully decorated with potted plants 
and cut flowers. 

The guests included a number of girlhood friends, and 
many relatives of the bride. The wedding march was ren- 
dered by Mrs. J. W. Carper, of Greenville, while the happy 

66 The Radiant 

couple entered the parlor, preceded by her two 1 sisters, Misses 
Harriette and Ellen TTzzle, as bridesmaids. The bride never 
looked more charming in her going-away suit of midnight 
blue, and carrying a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley 
and brides' roses. 

Dr. Caldwell in a beautiful and impressive manner, using 
the ring ceremony, spoke the words that made them husband 
and wife. Soon after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Barnes 
took the Northbound train for Washington and other points. 
They will be at home to their many friends in Raleigh, 1ST. C. 


Those Demosthenians had been having good, spirited pro- 
grams all the while. Monday night, November 15th, they, 
bubbling over with joy and gratitude for the splendid pro- 
gram rendered, marched out of the dormitory to celebrate. 
After yelling a number of times on the campus, they, upon 
their return to the building, were greeted with pans and 
pitchers of water from windows overhead. 

They had not been in their rooms very long, however, be- 
fore there was a hustle and a bustle in the halls. The Phil- 
ergians, wrapped in overcoats, raincoats and rubber hats, were 
going out. 

Soon there was a yell at the girls' dormitory. Both girls' 
societies, Hesperian and Alethian, with the Philergian were 
vociferating at full capacity. This was the beginning of the 
society spirit. 

Now, these three societies had subtly planned for the boys' 
societies, Demosthenian and Philergian, to unite with the 
girls' societies. Their chief purpose was to stimulate a better 
society spirit among all the students ; eventually a better 
college spirit. A meeting of the student body was called 
Tuesday noon to effect this union, though without success. 

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The faculty, having caught the spirit, met Tuesday night 
and worked out a perfect plan for all of the societies. The 
students were very wisely divided, as equally as possible, into 
two societies, Hesperian and Alethian. The faculty's un- 
questioned wisdom, keen interest in the college, and profound 
love for its sacred history, were shown again in recommend- 
ing the two boys' societies to unite into a new society under 
the old name, Demosthenian. Thus canceling the rivalry 
between the boys' societies left only two emulative bodies. 

On Wednesday at 9 : 30 P. M., there was a rumble in the 
halls and down the stairways of both dormitories. The girls 
and boys were racing to the campus to celebrate the happy 
arrangement of the societies. Upon reaching the campus, a 
tremendous roar went up. The Hesperians were soon gath- 
ered around a big bonfire; the Alethians, around their flag- 
pole. Screaming and yelling were the chief amusements of 
the hour. 

Soon the Hesperian flag was raised upon the college steeple. 
A tremendous shouting followed. Soon, again, the Alethian 
flag was raised even higher than the Hesperian. Thus con- 
tinued the haul for one hour, then a calm until morning. 

The morning light revealed the Hesperian flag gracefully 
waving above the Alethian, and the college steeple showing 
the work of some wily adversary. 

This spirit, however, did not end even here. A basket ball 
game was arranged between the Alethian boys and the Hes- 
perian boys. Here is where the proud spirit of the Hesperians 
was crushed, for the Alethians lorded it easily over them. 
Thus ended the high tension of phenomenon of society spirit. 

It must have made an everlasting impression upon some, 
for they could not talk above a whisper for a few days. 

The above spirit, however attractive and exciting, was 
merely a surface demonstration. We trust now that a deeper 
spirit, a spirit of literary ambition will constantly grow into 
each society. 

68 The Radiant 


On Tuesday night, December 7th, the young men of A. 
C. C. organized a new society among themselves. On account 
of the strained relations of the two societies in the past, there 
had been some difficulty in uniting the boys. 

The faculty kindly assisted, as best they could, to bring an 
agreeable union. Since it was impossible to unite on either 
of the old names, the faculty were asked to select one. We 
believe there could have been no more appropriate name than 
they submitted: Adelphian Debating Club, which means 
Brotherly Debating Club. We feel that the significance of 
this name would be sufficient to warrant the approval of all. 
We trust that there will be a hearty support of all ; we hope 
bigotry will cease; that a zeal for loyalty and work will be 
the final goal. 

On Thanksgiving evening, from eight until eleven o'clock, 
the girls of the Hesperian Literary Society delightfully en- 
tertained the faculty, the Alethian Literary Society and a few 
invited guests in honor of the Hesperian boys. 

The reception hall was beautifully decorated with potted 
plants and cut flowers. The color scheme, red and white, was 
effectively carried out in every way possible throughout the 
evening. In the receiving line were the faculty and Hesperian 

The guests were met at the door by several of the Hesperian 
girls, who ushered them into the dining hall, where they were 
served delightful punch by Miss Juanita Crockett and Mr. 
Albert Wells. 

Games were played which were enjoyed by both faculty and 
students. The main feature of the evening was a ten-minute 
prize contest on 'What Shall His Wife Wear ?" Professor 
Lappin, in his gentle and humorous way, presented the prize, 

The Radiant 69 

a large box of candy, tied with red and white ribbon, to Miss 
Emelyn Midgette and Mr. John Waters. 

Delicious refreshments, consisting of red and white cream, 
and mints, were served. 

The hearts of all were filled with the spirit of Thanksgiving 
and the occasion was an appropriate ending for the happy 

The Alethian girls were at home to the faculty and the 
Alethian boys in the college library Monday evening, jSTovem- 
ber the twenty-second, 1915. The evening was an occasion 
of much joy among the students owing to the fact that it was 
for the purpose of welcoming the boys as members of the Ale- 
thian Literary Society, many of whom were originally 
"Alethians heart and soul under the blue and gold." The 
receiving line, which was composed of the officers of the 
society as they were before the boys and girls united, greeted 
the guests as they entered the beautifully decorated library. 
They were then invited to the punch bowl, where they were 
served by Misses Isabelle Aston and Ada Gray Dixon. 
Musical selections rendered by Misses Ruth Hardy and Eliz- 
abeth Kinsey and Mr. Ed. Stallings were enjoyed by all. A 
number of interesting games were played, after which de- 
licious refreshments consisting of cream and A. C. C. made 
chocolate and divinity fudge were served. All too soon the 
familiar sound of the bell reminded us that it was time to 
say "Good night," 

70 The Radiant 


The girls in Atlantic Christian College have long desired 
to have a Young Women's Christian Association, and its or- 
ganization is now being worked out. This has proved to 
be the most helpful element in the life of girls in other col- 
leges and we are sure it will not fall short of our expecta- 
tions here. 

The threefold purpose of the Association is : 

To bring young women to Christ, 
To build them up in Christ, 
To' send them out for Christ. 

In order that her womanhood may count for the most, a 
girl's development should be four-sided: Physical, intellec- 
tual, social, and spiritual. The Association aims to help 
girls along all these lines. 

The work of the Association is done largely through com- 
mittees. The chairmen of these committees, together with 
the other officers of the Association, form the cabinet. These 
girls meet once a week to improve their own spiritual lives 
and to plan for the general welfare of all the girls. 

The vice-president is chairman of the Membership Com- 
mittee. There will not be a great amount of work for this 
committee at present, for nearly every girl in school has 
become a memiber. The treasurer is chairman of the Finance 

The Religious Meetings Committee will select topics and 
leaders, in advance, for the meetings, which are held on 
Sunday evening at six o'clock. The topic for the last meet- 
ing before the holidays is, "Following the Star." Meta Bar- 
rington will be leader. 

The Social Committee is beginning now to plan some good 
times after the Christmas vacation. 

The Radiant 71 

One of the most interesting features of the Y. W. C. A. 
is its connection with the Associations in other colleges. The 
Intercollegiate or Association News Committee will write to 
Eureka, Hiram, Drake, Bethany, Transylvania, and other 
schools and receive letters telling of plans they have found 
helpful. Thus our lives will be made broader, deeper, and 
sweeter by fellowship with others who are making their lives 
abundantly worth while. 

Each girl will be on some committee and will receive 
training that will help her to work in many lines of Chris- 
tian activity after she finishes her college course here. 

The national motto of the Y. W. C. A. is, "Not by might, 
nor by power, but by my spirit, said the Lord of hosts." 


The boys' tennis courts have been in use very little since 
the last issue of The Radiant, on account of the expiration of 
the tennis season. This is no sign, however, that interest in 
this delightful game has ceased. 

The young men's basket ball team has been in constant 
practice. Since the old team of 1914 are not with us this 
year, new material had to be sought and trained for the team. 
The college is fortunate in securing Mr. J. B. Farmer, who 
played on the "Varsity" team at A. & M. College for two 
years, to train and play with our team. We feel that this 
team will soon be able to take the former stand of A. C. C. 
teams. Remember, boys, you are not playing for yourselves, 
but for A. C. 0. — make her reputation. 


The Radiant 




Maude Russell. 

The "State formal Magazine," from. Greensboro, for No- 
vember, is a freshman issue. The entire work of the mag- 
azine would be a credit to any college, and especially is it 
creditable for a freshman class. The poem, "Dem Fresh- 
mens," is quite original. The sketches, too, are very good. 
From a review of the Society and Y. W. C. A. Departments 
of the magazine we judge that these organizations began active 
work immediately after the opening of the school. 

"The College Message," another magazine from Greens- 
boro, is a full magazine, especially for the first issue. The 
stories and essays are good, but there is a lack of original 

The weekly issues of "The Trinity Chronicle," "The Crit- 
agraph," and "The University News Letters," have been re- 
ceived, but we have not received a magazine edition of either 
of these. 

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Dr. Jesse C. Caldwell President 

Mrs. Francis McGarvey Lady Principal 



J. M. Waters President 

Ernest Paschall Vice-President 

Lill Chapman Secretary 

Mary Richardson Treasurer 


Tom Mattox President 

Willa Chestnut Vice-President 

Ruth Hardy Secretary 

Joel E. Vause Treasurer 

Eliza Rouse Editor of the "Blue and Gold." 


Sam Jones President 

Joel E. Vause Vice-President 

Ben j. G. Mattox Secretary and Treasurer 


Prof. W. O. Lappin President 

Miss Ruth Lackey . Vice-President 

Joel E. Vause Secretary and Treasurer 

74 The Radiant 



Ben Mattox Manager 

Sam Jones ' Coach 

Pen Watson Captain 

boys' tennis club. 

Joel E. Vattse __Manager 

John T. Rose Assistant Manager 

girls' 1 basket ball team. 

Miss Ruth Lackey Coach 

Miss Mary Proctor Manager 

Miss Juanita Crockett Captain 

girls' tennis club. 

Daisy Manning President 

Maude Bowen Vice-President 

Ruth Hardy Secretary and Treasuer 


Claire Hodges Editor-in-Chief 

Sallie Hadley | 

-,,- t-, \ Literary Editors 

Meta Barrington J J 

Maud Russell Exchange Editor 

Lula Hackney City Editor 

Lill Chapman Alumni Editor 

John T. Rose College News Editor 

Bonita Wolff I __. _ ,-. 

_ Tr \ Wit Editors 

Joel E. Vause J 

Sam Jones Business Manager 

Ben Mattox Assistant Business Manager 



Live Stock, Surreys, Buggies, Farm Wagons, Spring Wagons, Carts, 
Harness, Buggy Robes, Horse Blankets, and all kinds of Saddlery 
Goods, Bicycles and Bicycle Sundries, wholesale and retail. 

121-123-131-133 South Goldsboro Street 

Job Printers 

ED. STALLINGS & SON, Owners and Proprietors 
Phone 539 Wilson, N. C. 


"Everything in Hardware" 

And — Then — Some 

Phone 19 Wilson, North Carolina 

Youk Work is Solicited 

We soak the goods ; not the customer. 
Phone 370. Wilson, N. C. 

Drink Chero - Cola 

"There's none so 
good." Served in 
bottles at all foun- 
tains and soft 
drink stands. 

Delicious, whole- 
s o m e, absolutely 
sanitary. When 
you desire the 
best drink, call for 


for "There's none 
so good." 

Phone 685 

For your Wants in 



House Furnishing 


Wilson Furniture 

Cthe store that 
O* saves you money. 

Phone 210 


We have all kinds of Roofing. Agent for Cortright Shingles, Ed- 
wards' Lock Roofing. These are the best manufactured ; have other 
shingles at less prices. All kinds of 2V and 3V Galvanized Iron 
Roofing. Tin, Slate and Galvanized Iron. Carved Work at the 
lowest market price. 

R. E. HAGAN & CO. 


College Boys Especially Solicited 


Ne xt to Express Office, Wilson, N. C. 



Special Attention to Repair Work 

Bath Room Fixtures All Work Guaranteed 

Phone 126 WILSON, N. C. 

H. D. BROWN, Wilson K C. 

Manager of Eastern North Carolina for The Germania Life Insur- 
ance Company of New York City. Every form of the best life 
policies written. Agents wanted. Good contracts. 
Office Phone 463 


"The Home of Pure Drugs" 
Phone 53 



carolina office building wilson, n. c. 

Telephone 256 


PROMPT attention to all orders 

148 Goldsboro Street, next to Welfare Garage 
Let FOUST demonstrate his skill by making for you 

"The Best Portrait You Ever Had" 
artistic frame 




Office in New Wells' Building, Nash Street, Wilson, N. C. 

Practice Limited to Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat 

Fidelity Mutual Life Building, Wilson, N. C. 
Office Hours : 9 A. M. to 1 P. M., and 3 P. M. to 5 P. M. Phone 18 


Tate & Hines, Proprietors 

Under New Briggs Hotel Seven First-class Barbers 

Specialty on College Boys' Hair Gut 

Please leave your baggage checks with us at the train. Col- 
lege transfer a specialty. 

Night phone 644; day phone 437. WILSON, N. 0. 


Capital $100,000 Surplus and Profits $65,000 

Commercial Savings and Trust Departments and Safe Deposit Vaults 

S. G. Mewborn, President E. A. Darden, Vice-President 

R. B. Simpson, Cashier 
Phone 74 WILSON, N. C. 



Phone 41 Wilson,, "N. C. 

Get your Watch and Jewelry repaired by 


Watches repaired. Good for one year. Give us a trial. 

Next door to Dempsey Bulloch. 131 Tarboro Street. 


313 Bragg Street 


Service and Quality Unexcelled 


Phone No. 84 WILSON, N. C. 

All kinds of Notions, Household Articles, Hardware, Cut- 
lery, Woddenware, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware, Hosiery, 
Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Jewelry, Laces, and 
an endless line of five and ten cent goods. 

J. S. ADKINS "on the corner." 

Wilson, N. C. 



4 Cylinder 


F. O. B. Factory 


Wilson, 1SL C. 




F. O. B. Factory 



Seven First-class Workmen 

Everything Sterilized and Up-to-Date 

Specialty of College Trade 

To the Quality Shop for Quality Gifts 

PHONE 392. 


Are you interested in the advancement of home industry ? 
If so, your patronage will be appreciated at 

Mr. Business Man: Give The Radiant an ad. and watch 
the results. Apply to Business Manager for rates. 




Res. Phone 496-J 
Office Phone 254 

304 Barnes Street, WILSON. N. C. 


Regular Dinner 35 Cents 
We have just installed a New, Large Fountain and New Tables 


Wilson, North Carolina 

For the Sale of Leaf Tobacco 

The Home of the Farmers 

of Eastern North Carolina 

Owners and Proprietors 


Printers and Binders 


We are now better pre- 
pared than ever to handle 
all classes of College 
Printing and Binding. 

115-117 S. Salisbury St. RALEIGH, N. C. 



Heavy and Fancy Groceries, Dry Goods, Notions, etc. 

Prompt Deliveries. Phone Orders have our best attention. 
Try us and be convinced. 

West Lee Street, opposite Atlantic Christian College. 
Phone 353. 


Had it occurred to you that our advertisers bear more than 
half the expenses of getting out our college magazine ? 

Since they patronize us, we should patronize them as far 
as possible. 


Bottlers of Coca-Cola, Hires', and all kinds of Sodas 

Phone 26 

Subscription: One Year, 50c, 

Atlantic Christian College 

Wilson, N. C. 


I. Men and Women of breadth in general culture. Offering col- 
lege work of standard grade in : English, Latin, Greek, French, 
German, General Chemistry, General Biology* Mathematics, 
History, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Ethics, Logic, and 
History of Philosophy. 

II. Teachers for High Schools in : 

Educational Psychology, History, and Methods. 

III. Men for the Ministry in: 

English Bible, Exegesis, Church History, Homiletics, and Evi- 

IV. In ^Esthetics: 

Music (piano and voice), Art, and Expression. 

V. The Preparatory Work by offering courses in the two last 
years of the high school. 

Every convenience of modern equipment. Closest personal care 
guaranteed by faculty residing in dormitories. Separate dormitories, 
grounds, and literary societies for men and women. 


Tuition in piano $44.00 Fees $10.00 

Tuition in voice 44.00 Literary tuition 40.00 

Tuition in art 40.00 Room 20.00 

Tuition in expression 36.00 Board 90.00 

Total $160.00 


Patriotic Number, 1918 

Atlantic Christian College 
Wilson, N. C. 

THE WILSON SANATORIUM P». Dickinson and Williams, Proprs. 

For the Treatment of Surgical and Non-Contagiou3 Diseases. 


Turlington & Morrison's 


Where You Get Service That SERVES 

PHONES 233 and 168 

Situated Under Briggs Hotel 


A Tribute (Poem) Bonita Wolff 

Red Cross Carrie Krise 

The Eye of the Idol (Story) Warren Lappin 

Should the College Student Volunteer? W. T. Mattox 

The Silent Soldier Lida Clay 

What We, the Grirls, Can do for Our Country, 

Pauline Granger 




Vol. XI. Mabch, 1918. No. 3. 



Glory and honor we give to those, 

Our men so istrong and brave, 
Who without fear of all dangers chose 

Democracy to save. 

Glory to England, with Tommies bold, 

With her we join our hand ; 
Fighting as oft in the days of old 

For Liberty we stand. 

Peace unto Belgium's suffering land 

It is our hope to bring. 
When with Democracy victor we stand, 

To God will praises sing. 

Firmly by France, still our ally true, 

We'll stand, for we are right, 
Furling our own red, white and blue 

With theirs, red, blue and white. 

Not for a frivolous cause we strive, 

As some have done before, 
But at a permanent peace to arrive 

Our men will fall in gore. 

Italy, too, has some honor due, 

And for her suffering long, 
And for her fighting and standards true, 

We praise her now in song. 

78 The Radiant 

Glory to all the brave allied band, 
Their hate is not for man, 

But for the rule of an iron hand, 
And they'll down it, for they can. 

They have plenty of courage and pluck, 
And we would wish them well, 

To "go over the top with the best of luck, 
And give those Germans hell." 



In February of last year the total membership of the Red 
Cross was 400,000, and the slogan was "one million members 
by the end of the year." The latest returns from the Ameri- 
can Red Cross drive of last Christmas indicate a stupendous 
total Red Cross membership. The figures given in the Red 
Cross Bulletin are 23,755,000. They seem almost incredible. 
Taking the country's population as now 106,693,000, this 
means about twenty-two per cent. Reports from the terri- 
torial, insular, and foreign possessions of the United States 
have not been included in this tabulation. Returns from all 
the outlying chapters have not yet been received. 

The Southern division alone — embracing North Carolina, 
Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida — added through the Christ- 
mas campaign as 1 many members as the total enrollment for 
the country was last February. Before we entered the war 
last April there were only about a dozen chapters in the South- 
ern division. Now almost every county in each of the five 
States of this division has its chapter. By the last of Janu- 
ary the report placed Georgia in the lead of this Southern 
division. The report gave Georgia 163 chapters and 145,097 
members. North Carolina came second with 119 chapters 
and 114,348 members. South Carolina stood last in the list. 

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A chapter does principally the following things: Manu- 
factures hospital supplies and garments of various sorts, cares 
for the families of absent soldiers, where there is need, gives 
instruction to the people of the community in matters of 
health, home, nursing, first aid, etc., keeps in touch with the 
soldiers who have gone from the community to serve their 

The Red Cross work continually increases in many ways. 
In France, aside from what the American Red Cross is 1 doing 
for American soldiers there, it is giving — or selling where it 
can — meals at its canteens to about a million French soldiers 
every month. In cooperation with the French Government, 
which has borne most of the expense, the American Red Cross 
has opened a series of canteens, where the men who have to 
stay — some times as many as twenty-four hours on their way 
home and who are often infested with French vermin — are 
given comfortable quarters where they can eat, sit about and 
sleep well, too. Barracks are equipped with shower baths and 
while the men are bathing, their clothes are put through a 
process and the vermin killed. Amusements are also pro-, 
vided for them. The most of the work of the chapters is to 
make various garments and surgical bandages and dressings. 

The Red Cross department of Atlantic Christian College, 
under the direction of Mrs. W. O. Lappin, is doing some 
splendid work. The attention is given almost entirely to the 
making of surgical bandages and dressings. Much work is 
being accomplished, all of which is well done. All new dress- 
ings and bandages are made just as soon as instructions are 
received. The purpose of the course is to train the girls so 
they will do active work in their home town when they return 
to them, and there further the work of the Red Cross. Rather 
than to accomplish a great quantity of work the course trains 
the girls to be neat and exact, so they may be able to show 
others. A course in "first aid" is also being given by Miss 
Anna F. Moore. 

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the material for which was given by the boys and girls of the 
College — in which were put thirty-five stars and one triangle, 
representing the number of A. C. C. boys in war service. 
This flag was presented to the College on the night of the 
patriotic program, which was given February the twenty-sec- 
ond. There are already a few new stars to be added and no 
doubt there will be be several more before a great while. The 
flag now hangs in the auditorium. 



A few hours later one might have seen in the little tavern 
at B — two men sitting by the fire watching the bright flames 
in the grate. It might have been noticed that one of these 
men wore a preoccupied expression and was constantly glanc- 
ing at the clock on the mantlepiece, whereas the other looked 
as though he had not a care in the world. As the reader will 
have guessed these two men were Dreyfuss and Jackson. The 
two had eaten their supper at the tavern and had then seated 
themselves by the fire in the stuffy little parlor. For a while 
they had earnestly engaged in a conversation which they had 
carried on in an undertone, but after a time had relapsed into 
silence. While they were sitting thus the clock suddenly 
struck ten. This appeared to be a previous agreed-upon sig- 
nal, for both men stood up and slipped on their overcoats 
which had been hung over chairs near the fire to dry. Neither 
spoke. Both seemed to know just what they were about. 

"Dreyfuss, old fellow," said Jackson, "I'd feel a whole lot 
safer if I had some kind of weapon with me tonight." 

"Oh, pshaw!" was the answer. "We're not going to have 
any trouble as serious as that. Come on, let's be going." 

"Well, maybe you're right ; but just the same I'm going 

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to take this along," Jackson said, picking up an eighteen-inch, 
chisel-shaped bar of iron that served as a poker, and putting 
it in his overcoat pocket. "It might be of use for braining a 
dog or for some similar purpose." 

"Oh, well, suit yourself," came the answer from Dreyfuss, 
as he opened the door and stepped out. "But come along; 
we're wasting time here." 

The two walked silently down the deserted street, meeting 
no one as they went, for the howling of the wind and the 
bleakness of the night were not inviting to loiterers. So they 
suffered no delays and escaped all observations. Just before 
they came to the entrance to the Beverly estate they turned off 
the road and disappeared amidst the shrubbery that grew on 
both sides of the broad drive. 

Noiselessly they made their way through the bushes toward 
the house, which could be seen looming huge and foreboding 
before them. 

"Which window is it ?" questioned Jackson, in an under- 
tone, with his lips close to Dreyfuss' ear. 

"The third one to the left," was Dreyfuss' equally low 

Moving with even more caution now the two advanced until 
they stood directly under the window Dreyfussi had desig- 
nated. It was the window of the late captain's study, and 
had been marked by Dreyfuss on his first visit to the house. 

Without moving they crouched there in the inky blackness, 
straining their ears to catch the slightest sound which would 
signify that their presence had been detected. But except for 
the weird noises made by the wind swooping about the house 
there was no sound. 

Cautiously Dreyfuss rose to his full height and attempted 
to raise the window, but to his great surprise and chagrin 
found that it was locked. 

"Confound it," he muttered, "why didn't we think of 

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his question as lie felt the bar of iron which Jackson had 
picked up at the inn thrust into his hands. "I thought this 
might come in handy," whispered Jackson, "and I see I didn't 
miss my guess. Try it." 

Carefully inserting the small end under the sash. Dreyfuss 
pried gently until the catch slowly gave way. The task of 
opening the window was a long one, even after that, for at 
every creak the two would stop, with their hearts in their 
mouth®, fearing that they would be discovered. 

Finally, however, the task was finished, and with Dreyfuss 
in the lead they entered and stood motionless in the dark room 
which had so recently been the scene of a cowardly murder. 

For some time the two stood motionless, scarcely daring to 
breathe, for fear of being discovered. But the absolute quiet 
which surrounded the house soon banished their fears. They 
then softly closed the window behind them and drew the hang- 
ings over it. Then Dreyfuss crossed the room to close the 
door, the location of which he remembered from his previous 
visit. Finding it already closed he began feeling for the light 
switch which he remembered having noticed near the door, 
found it and turned the button, instantly flooding the room 
with a soft light. 

As he made a hasty survey of the room his attention was at 
once drawn to the Captain's desk. Why was it that that bit 
of furniture held his attention ? That he could not tell, but 
there was something about the desk that attracted him irre- 
sistibly. , ■ ! , -!!..-i |9 

"Con," he said in a low voice to his friend, "I'm going to 
search that desk. You stand outside the door and look out 
for any intruders. I believe that I will find something in this 
room that will pay us for coming." 

Jackson, without answering, snapped off the lights and cau- 
tiously opened the door. After listening intently for a mo- 
ment he stepped out of the room and closed the door behind 
him. He had not questioned his friend's decision, for he, too, 

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felt that were there anything of value to them in the house it 
must he in the Captain's study. 

As soon as Jackson had left the room Dreyfuss at once 
snapped on the lights again and began his task. He searched 
the desk, drawer by drawer, but nothing of importance re- 
warded him. There was nothing there but papers and letters 
of the Captain's, none of which could be of any value in 
freeing Ruth. 

As he thought of the girl, that state of melancholy which 
had been present earlier in the day descended upon him 
again. What was the result of all his efforts in her behalf? 
He had found nothing to help her ; even this source which he 
had relied on so confidently to furnish convincing evidence of 
her innocence had failed him. As these thoughts ran through 
his mind he leaned forward over the desk, throwing out his 
hands in a gesture of mute surrender. 

He struck the desk heavily with his open palms in his 
despair. This action was fraught with surprising conse- 
quences, for the chance fall of his hands released a hidden 
spring, which, much to his surprise, rolled back a small part 
of the desk, revealing a secret drawer. In the drawer was a 
small note book which Dreyfuss, upon opening, found to be the 
Captain's personal diary. He at once turned to the end as 
the place where he would most likely find something regard- 
ing the recent breach between Ruth and her father. The first 
entry that caught his attention was written on the day of his 
first call at the Beverly mansion. It was harsh and confirmed 
Dreyfuss' suspicion as to the cause of Beverly's sudden rage 
against him. The next that caught his eye was the date of his 
second visit to the Beverly home. It was as follows : 

"That rascal, Dreyfuss, returned today, but was refused 
admittance by Pertab Sing, according to my orders. Ruth 
learned of it and reproved me violently. I angrily ordered 
her out of the house. She was furious and took me at my 
word. She needs to be taught a lesson. I'm going to let her 
think for a time that I have really cast her off. Of course I 

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can't get along without my girl, but the little hussy has en- 
tirely too fiery a temper and needs a little disciplining." 

The next item of interest to Dreyfuss was dated the morn- 
ing of the day of the murder. It read : 

"I can stand this no longer. I have sent for my little girl 
and have asked her to forgive me and come back to me. I told 
her that she can have Dreyfuss if she wants him so badly ; for, 
after all, he is not to blame for his father's actions. I have 
taken the "EYE OF THE IDOL" out of the deposit vault 
for the first time in years. I am going to give it to Ruth for 
a wedding present. I am waiting for Ruth now and I pray 
God that she will forgive me." 

As Dreyfuss finished reading this entry a tender smile 
played about his mouth. Here at last was what he wanted. 
Now Ruth would be able to substantiate her story; for this 
bit of evidence would undoubtedly convince any jury of her 
innocence. But what did her father mean by the "EYE OF 

His musings were cut short by a terriffic crash which came 
from the rear of the mansion. At once he was on his guard. 
A dozen different ideas as to the cause of the crash raced 
through his mind. Two long strides took him to the door, 
which he opened after snapping off the light, still grasping 
the precious diary in his hand. 

"Con," he whispered loudly, "Oh, Con, what's the matter V 1 
But as he had suspected, Jackson was not there. Just then 
Jackson's voice came to him from the rear of the house, call- 
ing out to him to come at once. He rushed immediately in 
the direction from whence the voice had come. Finding no 
one in the rear of the hall, but hearing footsteps of some one 
running down the back passage-way, he at once gave chase. 
On through the back of the house he followed, and out into the 
park at the rear. He could hear the noise of two men crashing 
through the shrubbery in front of him. One he knew must be 
Jackson, so he called to him. An answering call in Jackson's 
voice reassured him and tempted him to follow them. He had 

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not gone far when he fell over a small bench which in the inky 
blackness he had failed to see. Partially stunned he called 
weakly for Jackson, who returned to him at once. 

As soon as Dreyfuss had regained consciousness the two 
made their way back to the inn. They did not dare return 
to the house, for the noise they had made had aroused the 
neighbors and already they could see lanterns moving towards 
the house. 

"What in the world did you get into ?" were Dreyfuss' first 
words after they were once more seated by the fire. 

"Well, it's quite a story," Jackson answered, "so I'll begin 
at the first. After you told me to stand guard at the door I 
did just as you had ordered. For about fifteen minutes, I 
should judge, nothing happened, and I was beginning to get 
restless standing there and doing nothing. I had just about 
come to the conclusion that we had the house to ourselves, 
everything was so quiet." 

"So you had to start something, eh ?" Dreyfuss commented. 

"Suddenly," continued Jackson, not seeming to notice the 
interruption, "I seemed to detect the odor of burning incense ; 
but it was only for an instant. I had about decided that my 
imagination had played me a trick when I detected the odor 
again. This time it was stronger than before — so strong, 
indeed, that there could be no mistake about it being incense. 
Naturally my curiosity was aroused and I determined to in- 

"Well," said Dreyfuss, as Jackson paused for an instant, 
"go on ; you've got me interested." 

"I moved cautiously around the hall, trying to locate the 
source of the odor. Finally I discovered that it came through 
a door in the hall. I opened the door and discovered that it 
led into a narrow back passage-way. As soon asi the door 
swung open a curious murmur, like muffled chanting, be- 
came audible. It seemed to come from the further end of the 
passage-way. I made in that direction. When I came oppo- 
site the room in which the chanting seemed to be, I stopped. 

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A faint beam of light shone between heavy curtains hanging 
over the doorway and showed that no wooden door barred the 
entrance to the room. So I parted the curtains slightly and 
looked in. At the far end of the room wasi that Hindoo serv- 
ant whom we isiaw earlier in the day. He was kneeling before 
a table on which a censer of incense was burning before some 
object whose nature I could not make out because of the dis- 
tance. The Hindoo was going through some religious form, 
and was chanting in his own tongue; he was evidently wor- 
shiping the object on the table. In my eagerness 1 to make out 
what this was I must have put too much weight on the cur- 
tains, for the rod which held them gave way and came down 
with a crash." 

"That accounts for the noise which startled me so," broke 
in Dreyfuss, "but go on with your story." 

"When the Hindoo heard the crash he was on his feet in an 
instant, and made for me with a dagger in his hand. I man- 
aged to grab him by the wrist of his dagger hand and we 
clinched. I soon realized that I was no match for the brute, 
and so I called you. When he heard you coming he broke 
away from me and made for the other end of the room. He 
snatched up the object on the table and disappeared through 
the door at that end of the room. The rest you know. I gave 
chase until you called me." 

"Then you didn't see the object that the Hindoo was 
worshiping?" questioned Dreyfuss, interestedly. 

"Yes," was the answer, "I got just a glimpse of it. It was 
a ruby, Drey. — the most magnificent one I have ever seen. 
But what was that Hindoo doing worshiping a ruby ?" 

"THE EYE OF THE IDOL," ejaculated Dreyfuss. 
"I'm beginning to understand now, although it is not all clear 
by any means." 

"Now, what are you talking about?" questioned Jackson, 
"by that expression, THE EYE OF THE IDOL' ?" 

"After you left me in Mr. Beverly's study tonight I started 
in to search the desk. I had given up the task as a failure 

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when I accidentally touched a hidden spring which opened a 
secret drawer. In it I found the Captain's diary. It will 
establish Ruth's innocence. I'll let you read it for yourself." 

As he spoke Dreyfuss reached into his pocket where he ex- 
pected to find the diary. A look of surprise and distress came 
over his face. 

"Con," he said, "we've got to go back to that park tonight, 
no matter what the danger may be. In that diary was evi- 
dence which would clear Ruth from the murder of her father. 
In the chase of that Hindoo I must have lost it, for it is gone." 

"Granting the importance of the book, yet there will be 
nothing gained by rushing back to the park tonight," Jackson 
objected. "We can't search successfully in the dark for such 
a small object as a diary. We'll have to wait until it's day. 
Nothing can possibly happen to the book tonight. If we go 
to the park bright and early in the morning, before any one is 
stirring, we'll find it fast enough. Don't be disturbed by this 
little mishap. Let's get some sleep now; we need it badly 
enough. Morning will be here in a few hours." 

Realizing that Jackson spoke the truth Dreyfuss reluctantly 
postponed until morning their return to the Beverly mansion. 
But he did not look as though he would sleep much that night. 
(To be concluded in next issue.) 



Probably there has never been a time in the history of our 
country when the daily routine of school-life seemed more 
irksome and uninteresting than at present. The heroic feats 
of Alexander, of Caesar, of Napoleon, and of Washington, 
which once thrilled the youth of our country, have lost much 
of their charm and glory. Our youth hungers for heroes 
and their deeds, and when they could get nothing fresher they 
fed upon husky feats of ancient heroes which have been 

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preserved to them in books. But the deeds of the great heroes 
of the past have almost become mythological to the youth of 
the present generation. The world is aflame with the war- 
spirit, and Mars is feeding our youth with more modern food, 
not only in greater quantities but of a more hellish quality 
than ever before. The pupil closes his book and forgets that 
he has one, to hear his teacher or parent discuss the present 
war and its heroes. Every wind brings to him a fresh call of 
patriotism, and a keener sense of the penalty of the slacker. 
These calls are coming not only to the youth or high school 
students, but the college student is lending his ear to them. 
Listening to such calls the average student is baffled, because 
he is daily face to face with the question : "Should I volun- 
teer ?" and knows not how to answer it. We believe there is 
more than one reason why the college student should answer 
this question negatively. 

The great statesman at the helm of our government and his 
colaborers thought it unwise to depend upon the volunteer 
system to fill the ranks of our army, hence they took much 
time and great pains to work out the "selective draft" sys- 
tem. By it they think to place each individual where he can 
be of greatest service to his country, whether it be in college, 
on the farm, in the pulpit, or in the trenches. Should one 
volunteer, asking for service in a special field, is he not liable 
to miss the field where he can be of greatest usefulness to his 
country ? 

There is a faint sentiment among our young men, espe- 
cially those of the draft age, that it is unpatriotic and almost 
disgraceful to be drafted, which is untrue, for the present 
draft system carries with it no idea of disgrace at all. Many 
claim this reason for volunteering. But if we take the time 
to investigate we shall find that in most cases the volunteers 
are seeking to escape what are considered the most dangerous 
spheres of service. How many do we know to volunteer as 
"Buck privates" ? ISTow which is more unpatriotic : to wait 
to be drafted and placed where one can serve his country best, 

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or to volunteer, seeking to escape the more dangerous fields 
of service ? 

The reasons given above do not apply exclusively to the 
college istudent, although he is included. There is still a 
greater reason which applies exclusively to the college stu- 
dent. There never has been a generation whose task was 
greater than will be the task of the next generation. That 
generation is the young men and women now in our colleges. 
When the war is over and the era of reconstruction comes our 
country will need the best trained men that our colleges can 
produce. It has been said : "This war will really be won by 
the nations that emerge from the conflict with the best assets 
in men and women." If this be true each student should feel 
the great responsibility resting upon him and apply himself 
diligently to his training, realizing that he is helping to win 
the war though he is not at the front. At the close of the war 
there will be thousands of men willing and eager to follow in 
the work of reconstruction, but who and how many will be 
able to lead in this great work ? 

As the soldier endures the monotonous drudgery of trench- 
training for the sake of future victory, let each college stu- 
dent be enough of a soldier to undergo the drudgery of school 
studies for the sake of his country's future. 



As the sun was slowly setting behind the western hills, 
Mrs. Richardson hurried her preparations for supper. Three 
strong sons would soon be in from the fields whom she knew 
would be hungry. It had taken a little longer today than 
usual to prepare the evening meal, for Mrs. Richardson had a 
surprise in store for her sons — a strawberry short-cake, the 
first of the season. The boys had not noticed that the straw- 
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carefully were now full of ripe, luscious fruit. The mother 
knew that they liked nothing better than strawberries ; and so 
she was happy as. she finished her work. 

Although it was time for the boys they had not yet come, 
and so she went out on the side porch to await them. 

A trace of sadness crept into her face as she looked toward 
the path that wound down the hill and across the fields, for it 
carried her mind back into the past. 

JSTo happier home could have been found in this! rugged hill 
country than the Richardson home had been two years before. 
As Jane Richardson sat dreaming she thought of this past 
happiness. Then a sorrowful picture appeared before her ; a 
group of men coming with some burden one hot summer 
morning. She remembered how she had turned from the 
well, where she was drawing water, and had started toward 
the men. Then seeing that their burden was the body of her 
husband, all her strength had seemed to leave her. Even 
now, sitting on that peaceful porch, she could see herself 
sway and almost fall. But strong arms had encircled and 
supported her. For her oldest son had come to her, turned 
her quietly around and guided her back to the house. Then 
came the memory of the bitter weeks that had followed — 
weeks of anguish and of slow realization of her terrible loss. 
One picture, however, stood out bright in those mournful 
weeks ; it was of her eldest son, John, then only a boy of 19, 
who had been her only stay, her only hope during those hours. 
She remembered how he came gradually to take his father's 
place and how she had leaned more and more on him for help 
and sympathy. 

Just then a shout came ringing to her on the evening air. 
It was the voice of Tom, the youngest of the family, a lad of 

"Mother," he called, "you can never guess why we are so 
late today!" 

Mrs. Richardson arose hastily from her chair and stood for 
an instant on the top step of the porch. In the voice of Tom 

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there was a ring that she hardly knew how to interpret. Yet 
in her calm way she replied. 

"No, but hurry in to supper and then you may tell me all 
about it." 

In half an hour all were seated around the table ready to 
enjoy the meal so carefully prepared by the mother. While 
ishe had been placing the things on the table Mrs. Richard- 
son had caught fragments of the boys' conversation as they 
made themselves ready for supper. Such expressions as 
"war," "volunteers," "Jim Boxley went today," "What are 
the farmers — ?" continually recurred. She knew then that 
the late home-coming of the boys was due to some news they 
had received or heard. During that half -hour many thoughts 
flashed through her mind. The fact that the United States 
was at war and had been for six weeks claimed her attention 
as it had not before. The family had discussed the situation 
a great deal for a while at first, but after a time a3 the farm 
work had pressed upon them, they had ceased to talk about 
the war and as a consequence were not acutely conscious of 
the fact that the nation was at war. 

The family was removed from the hurry and bustle of the 
world. Their farm was a mountain farm and hard to culti- 
vate. They had never known the luxuries of life ; it had been 
hard enough to supply the bare necessities. This year more 
than ever before they desired that the crops be bountiful, for 
they had set their hearts on sending the second boy, Paul, to 
the State Agricultural College in the autumn. Extra money 
must be had for this extra expense. The same plans had been 
made for John two years before, but his father's death had 
ended that plan. Yet they all felt that nothing must be 
allowed to keep Paul from receiving the training that he so 
needed in order to make their farm really count. Plans for 
Paul's future had so engaged their attentions that the mother 
had quite forgotten the war until the suppressed excitement 
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"Mother," began Tom, just as soon as the blessing had 
been asked, "we have surprising news for you. Squire Davis 
came by the field on his way home from the county seat just 
as we were coming out this evening. He told usi that Uncle 
Sam has decided to draft into the army men between the ages 
of twenty-one and thirty-one. That takes in John, you know, 
Mother. We talked the matter over with Squire Davis and 
he says that it will be better for John to volunteer tomorrow 
and not wait to be drafted. Paul and I will stay home and 
run the place ; won't we, Paul ?" 

Paul did not respond to this question. His mother glanced 
at him. She knew that he was different from the other boys ; 
that he had never liked farm life and had promised to take a 
course in agriculture only because John so greatly desired it. 
She wondered what his thoughts and desires were now. So 
she questioned him. 

"Paul," she said, "you have not answered Tom ; you have 
not told us what you think of the plan. Are you ready to take 
John's place on the farm and let him volunteer ?" 

Paul pushed his chair from the table, arose and standing 
with his head thrown back exclaimed passionately : 

"I must go! I can't stay! Jim Boxley went today. 
Mother, you know how I've always hated farm work and how 
I have wanted all my life to be in a military school. I must 
go ! My country calls me ! John may not be drafted ; and if 
he is, let him claim exemption. He likes the farm better than 
anything else, and he can do so much more here than I can. 
I must go, Mother!" 

When he had ended he rushed from the room. The group 
was silent for several minutes, and then John quietly began : 

"I suppose it is best. Tom can help me and we will stay 
here. Paul feels the call so keenly. It is best that he should 

The mother nodded her head in consent, and the meal con- 
tinued in depressing silence. 

Just then Mrs. Richardson had a happy inspiration. She 

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arose, removed the plates from the table, and brought in the 
strawberry short-cake. The sadness on the faces of the two 
boys faded as if by magic. Tom shouted lustily : 

"Paul, come back ! You are right ; we agree with you. If 
you will only put your head in at the door you will see that 
mother is all right, too. Three cheers for Julia Richardson — 
queen of short-cake makers ! Rah ! Rah ! Rah !" 

Paul came back, looked at his mother, smiled, and then took 
his place at the table. The evening meal that had taken so 
many turns ended in a buret of gladness. War was for a time 
forgotten in the joy that Mother's first strawberry shortrcake 
gave, as it had given each year since the boys could remember. 

The next day Paul went to Logan, the county seat, and en- 
listed. In two weeks he was in training. The work on the 
farm went on rapidly, but very quietly. 

Three years then elapsed. The third harvest season rolled 
around. A woman, white-haired and care-worn, might have 
been seen sitting on the porch of the old farm house one after- 
noon. Climbing up the hill towards her was a young man 
with a gaunt, sad face ; he was even a little bent. But at the 
sight of his mother he straightened himself and tried to smile. 

Not quite a year ago had come the stupefying message that 
Paul had been wounded in a battle in the air and had died 
before he reached a hospital. Tom had then gone. He could 
no longer remain at home working. The need was great for 
men and he went gladly and bravely. John had been left 
with all the responsibility. ~No matter how his heart ached 
and longed to fight for his country and for humanity he was 
needed at home. His mother depended solely upon him now ; 
he could never leave her. She had suffered much ; each day 
he knew that she was growing more frail. In fact for more 
than a year he had not allowed her to do any of the house- 
work. She now sat knitting, knitting. He could bring a 
smile to her face now and then, but it was always fleeting. 

Now she called to him as he came up the hill : 

"John, what have you heard this afternoon ?" 

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That was always her question. Some times: he had a great 
deal to tell 7 and some times — as tonight — he had heard noth- 

"Nothing," he replied. "No news is of course good news, 
Mother. Tom's letter will be here tomorrow and he will be 
telling you that we are to expect him for Thanksgiving din- 
ner. Won't that be great ?" 

She nodded as he passed into the house. That evening they 
talked for a while as usual about matters that interested them, 
and then John began to tell some of his plans. 

"Mother, our crop has been exceedingly good this year. I 
have just been balancing up our books and I find that it will 
be possible to make some very much needed improvements in 
the spring. I am planning to have a shipment of horses made 
to me and then to cut the timber in the woodland stretch; 
for now there is a great demand for lumber for shipbuilding. 
There is great scarcity of lumber in all places where it is 

"Yes, John; for three years you have done nothing about 
your farm but what would have some bearing on winning the 
war; you have been doing your best in carrying out all the 
wishes of our government. Although I know your heart has 
longed to be in the thick of the fight you have done your part 
bravely here. You will never receive the praise and honor 
that the multitudes give ; but just the same your mother knows 
that you have been a soldier just as truly as her other two 

February came and still the war was being waged. A mes- 
sage was received in January that Tom had been wounded 
and was returning to America. Then came the terrible news 
by wireless that the ship bearing the wounded men had been 
torpedoed and sunk. The mother could bear up no longer 
under the strain ; from that fatal day on John was conscious 
of the fact that she would not be with him long. The last day 
of February found the whole country side mourning for one 
woman who had been to them an inspiration during the hard 
years that had just passed. 

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John could not think of remaining alone in the place 
whence every vestige of happiness had gone. He decided to 
lease his farm to Squire Davis and to throw himself into the 
great struggle. 

The horses that he had sent for came the day before John 
was to start for the training camp. They were large and 
powerful. Among them he noticed one very spirited horse. 
He went out to the little enclosure where the horses were and 
opened the gate to enter. Just as he did so the spirited animal 
made a dash toward the opening, knocked him down and 
trampled over him. One of the hired men rushed up to him 
and succeeded in carrying him to the house. One foot was so 
badly mashed that it had to be amputated at once. 

The trip to the training camp was never made. He re- 
sumed the oversight of the farm. The war went on. 



Every girl in the United States feels that she wants to do 
something to help her country win this war. But it is very 
difficult for her to choose what is best for her to do. Before 
plunging into first this thing and then that and getting bewil- 
dered by it all, every girl should find out what lines of work 
are really useful and then she should consider what she her- 
self can do best. All have not the same talents. Each girl 
should put her individual efforts where they will count most. 
That's the kind of team work they are using in the army and 
navy. And it is what will win the war in the end. The girls 
of America are already doing much, but many of them could 
accomplish so much more if their 'efforts were directed more 
wisely. This is the problem which has claimed the attention 
of leaders of girls since the outbreak of this war. For they 
have realized just this need for a wise direction of the energy 

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and enthusiasm of the girls. Great work is being done by 
the Young Woman's Christian Associations, the Girl Scouts, 
and the Camp Fire Girls of America. Every girl should feel 
that she has a part to play. But not all girls have leisure time 
which they can devote to Red Cross work or other tasks. 
Many are busy in factories, stores, and offices. When their 
day's work is over they have little energy left for further 
efforts. The girls in high school or college finds that her 
time is filled with the required study, and perhaps she envies 
the girls who are staying at home and who have many hours 
in which they can do work which seems to be directly helping 
the boys "over there." Every American girl should realize, 
first of all, that real war service can be rendered every day, 
no matter what her occupation may be. The Camp Fire Girls 
have adopted, since the beginning of the war, the four follow- 
ing rules : Hold on to Health ; Save Food ; Care for Children ; 
and Work Through the Homes. These aims are being ac- 
complished by working through the secretaries of the different 
National Departments, such as : The Council of National 
Defense; the Children's Bureau, etc. Camp Fire Girls and 
all girls everywhere should not forget that there is a great 
work to be done at home, for the men who are being made 
into soldiers, and for our women and girls who are to stay at 
home and do the old tasks, but who must do them even better 
and more carefully than they have ever been done before. 
There is a crying need for a war work which has no attractive 
sentiment or pathos to inspire the girl. The girls of this country 
must be trained and kept well and in sound health so that they 
may not only be prepared to meet the burdens of war, but to be 
the strong mothers of the new generation that will come after 
peace is declared. Keeping well and strong and doing the 
old tasks better and more carefully than ever before; surely 
this is a patriotic service we all can render. The old tasks of 
business, study, and work at home ; how little they seem, yet 
how important they really are. The girl in business should 
see that her efforts are counting in keeping the industrial 

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wheels of our nation in action. The girls in school should 
realize that every day of study is making her better able to 
serve at some future time. The work of girls is more than 
ever to be educated and efficient. Many girls can find work 
to do connected with taking care of children. A great number 
of servants are going into factories and girls need more than 
ever to know how to help their mothers to do without serv- 
ants. This is good war service. Another form of service 
which lies before most girls in their own homes is that of 
"Helping Hoover" in the food problem of the country. In 
the matter of food waste girls are in the right place to pre- 
vent food from being thrown away because it is left over. 
They can see that "left overs" are utilized. So the particular 
place of the girls in the food campaign may be said to be in 
the home. Girls' clubs have written songs, plays, and poems 
about saving food and have helped to give to the movement 
that touch of joyousness which helps with all hard tasks. Not 
only have the girls been active in saving food, but they have 
gone a step farther and have helped in producing food ; garden 
clubs and canning clubs. Girls who live in the country have 
an especially fine opportunity before them. Then there are 
the garden clubs. Many girls last year followed up the work 
of raising vegetables and fruit with the canning and preserv- 
ing of the things they had watched grow. In the Red Cross 
work the girls of our country are .giving valuable service. 
Many girls have organized auxiliaries of their own and are 
busily making the required articles, taking special pride in 
having their workmanship as excellent as that of the older 
women. In many large business houses the girls there em- 
ployed have discovered that even the lunch hour period can 
be used in making the ambulance pillows. This lunch time 
is amply long enough, too, to paste in iscrap books, made of 
heavy brown paper, bits of jokes, verses, and interesting short 
articles and pictures. These are sent to headquarters in New 
York City, where they are forwarded to the hospitals in 

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Many girls' clubs have taken as their special task the pro- 
viding of literature for the soldiers. Some times a group has 
adopted a group of soldiers, sending to that group the daily 
papers and so on. Many girl groups have given special dra- 
matic productions for the causes in which they are interested. 
In addition to earning money for their own activities the girls 
of America have enthusiastically supported the great money- 
raising campaigns which have been conducted since the out- 
break of the war. These efforts of the girls have meant that 
the managers of these campaigns have had the large girls' or- 
ganizations placed at their service. During Red Cross week 
many girls, directed by the committee, collected money in all 
public places. The appeal of the little children of Europe 
has been heard and answered by many girls' organizations. 
Those who love dolls, toys, and paper-dolls have enjoyed col- 
lecting them. These toys are sent over to the children of 

Another kind of service which the girls near the training 
camps are giving has been that of entertaining enlisted men. 
Many girls' clubs near the camps have had "at home" nights, 
to which they have invited the boys who could come over from 
the camps. The young girls of America are united in their 
efforts for one thing as never before. The spirit of patriotism 
is deep-rooted in the heart of every girl and she is never hap- 
pier than when she isi busy doing her "part" for Uncle Sam. 


Vol. XI. 

Makch, 1918. 

No. 3. 

Published four times a year, in November, January, April, and 
June, by the Publication Committee of Atlantic Christian College, 
Wilson, N. C. 

The Highest Expression of Christian Education : 
"Ignorance is Vice; Knowledge, Virtue." 

Entered as second-class matter March 22, 1909, at the postoffice at 
Wilson, N. C, under the act of March 3, 1879. 

Editor Eknest Paschat.t. 

Literary Editor Elsie Respass 

Business Manager M. E. Sadleb 


This issue of the Radiant has been made a Patriotic Issue in com- 
plying with the request of the Government that all magazines and 
papers of the country shall carry on a Patriotic Campaign during 
March. With the exception of one article, "The Eye of the Idol," 
which is a serial number, it has been the hope of the staff to make 
the contents of the issue strictly patriotic. 

100 The Radiant 

The Treasury of the United States has a great deal of 
money to raise and it can not be raised by bankers alone, says 
Secretary McAdoo. The banks of this country can not alone 
sustain America's needs in this war and extend to our allies 
the essential aid which they must have to continue the war. 

The rich of thisi country can not do it alone ; the women of 
this country can not do it alone; but all of us, the people 
the United States, disregarding partisanship, forgetting selfish 
interests, thinking only of the supremacy of right and de- 
termined to vindicate the majesty of American ideals and 
secure the safety of America and civilization, can do the great 
and splendid work which God has called upon us to do. 


Every man, woman, and child in this country, who wants to 
serve the country, can serve it and serve it in a very simple 
and effective way, Secretary McAdoo says. That service is 
to lend your money to the government. Every 25 cents loaned 
to the government is a help at this time, and practically every 
man, woman, and child, by making some trifling sacrifice, 
some denial of a pleasure, or giving up some indulgence, can 
render the government that support. 

Every 25 cents will do something to help a wounded Ameri- 
can soldier, wounded fighting for the American people and 
American liberty. Every cent loaned the government con- 
tributes something for the safety and strength and success of 
our soldier® and sailors, equipping them, maintaining them, 
clothing them, feeding them, and giving them artillery and 
ammunition and all things needed for their efficiency and 

The Secretary of the Treasury says this question is before 
every American : "Are you willing to help the fighting men 
of our Nation, and in helping them to help yourselves ? Are 
you willing in helping them and helping yourselves to make 

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liberty supreme throughout the world and to make the atroci- 
ties, the infamous and unspeakable crimes against civiliza- 
tion committed by Germany impossible forever in the 
future ?" 


Americans of every section, of every class, and of every 
race have answered the call of their country. 

"Twelve million colored people have rallied to the defense 
of their country in this crisis, and will do their full share in 
helping to win this world war for democracy," Dr. Robert 
Moton, principal of Tuskegee Institute, successor to Booker 
T. Washington in that office, said recently in an address at 
the twenty-seventh Tuskegee Conference. 

The colored American citizens will do their part, in pro- 
ducing foodstuffs on the farm, in conserving food in the 
home, and in fighting in the trenches in Europe, said Dr. Mo- 
ton, and in addition the colored ministry and the colored 
teachers will preach and teach thrift among their race. 

It has been impossible to obtain figuresi on the amount of 
Liberty Loan bonds purchased by colored Americans in the 
first and second loan, but it is known that according to their 
means and ability the colored race were very loyal and active 
and most liberal subscribers to the loans. 

102 The Radiant 


By George W. Caple, of the Vigilantes. 

The thought that I can not put away is that whatever I might 
save now and fail to save now may be a hundred times the worst 
waste I shall ever have committed, though I have, like most Ameri- 
cans, many a past wasteful habit to regret. 

It will be far the worst because not to save now is to throw away 
the cooperation of millions of others ; because not to save now will 
multiply the war's privations, lengthen its death-roll and the vast pro- 
cession of its maimed men, and will make saving more difficult and 
less effective by and by when we shall be compelled to save through 
cruel conditions from which saving now might have saved us. 


Lieutenant Andre Morize, a French officer at present engaged in 
military instruction at Harvard, has given out an interview advising 
young men not to be too impetuous in entering the army until they 
have completed their college education. 

Lieutenant Morize saw two years of service on the western front 
and was in the battle of the Somme. 

"It is the duty of every student who is under twenty-one years of 
age to remain in college and finish his academic work," said Lieu- 
tenant Andre Morize. "The gain for the country which would re- 
sult by several hundred undergraduates entering the service before 
their time would be greatly offset by the amount of good these men 
could do for the Nation in the reconstruction period after the war, 
when the highest premium will be placed on trained minds. 

"There is no need in this country as there was in France and 
England at the beginning of the war, for the young men to rush into 
the army. They should remain at their academic work in college 
until they become of age. In the meantime, they should acquire as 
much training as possible," Lieutenant Morize declared. However, 
that he did not think it necessary for the regular curriculum work 
to subordinate to the military training; this is only necessary about 
six months before undergraduate's time to leave, when he should 
give up all his studies and devote himself entirely to military train- 
ing. — Union College Concordiensis. 

The Kadiant 103 


(As given by Private Peat.) 

After the first gas attack at Ypres, in April, 1915, I was knocked 
out for a while and was in the clearing station at Merville. One 
day when I was lying there on a stretcher a poor miserable soldier 
came in. He was covered with mud and blood. He was minus his 
overcoat and his tunic was torn by shrapnel. He was soaked to the 
bone, for it was raining, and he was shivering with cold and pain. 
The nurse hurried to him and asked him what had become of his 

"Oh," he said, his teeth chattering, "my pal was killed back there 
and he looked so cold lying there in the rain I took off my coat and 
put it over him !" 

If the men in the trenches, with their dirt and their filth, their 
swearing and fighting, can show such tenderness and unselfishness 
and sacrifice, are you here at home going to fall below them in 
nobility of spirit? I don't believe you are." 


The possible chance of Brown appointments to the next officers' 
training camp, even though that chance is somewhat remote, brings 
up in the minds of all undergraduates the question of enlistment in 
the National service. Ever since the entrance of the United States 
into the war the undergraduates of the colleges and universities 
throughout the country have been urged to remain in their places. 
This demand upon the college men has been made by the military 
authorities at Washington ; and, in accordance with this official senti- 
ment, there are undoubtedly many men at Brown who have resisted 
the appeal for immediate enlistment. 

But now a feeling is making itself manifest upon the campus in 
favor of some form of active service. Those men reaching the age 
of maturity are anxious to try out what influence their R. O. T. C. 
training will have in obtaining the necessary appointments to the 
training camps. And the question naturally arises as to whether 
they are justified in waiting and seeking officers' positions when 
they could quickly and immediately enlist as privates in the various 
branches of service. 

An answer to that question may be found by comparing the capa- 
bilities of the college man with the ordinary man of less education. 
The college man has more to offer his country than simply his life. 

104 The Radiant 

He has also a certain amount of training, a definite preparation to 
fall back on. 

Almost any man with good physique and the ordinary amount of 
training can make an excellent soldier ; it takes a man with special- 
ized knowledge, the training which the college man gets, to make 
an officer who is competent to lead his fellows. The objection to a 
three-months trained officer is raised by some in that such an officer 
can not enter into the spirit of the army. If the United States 
authorities are willing to make officers in three months, .we should 
be ready and eager to go. The college men are needed for responsi- 
ble positions, and should seek to comply with that need. — Brown 

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